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Old Pictorial Book 1903 – Views of Bombay Old & New
Title- Views Of Bombay Old And New
Publishers – Times Of India, Bombay
Year – 1903
Pages – 24 pictorial pages
Dimension – 11 x 8½ inch
This is an old pictorial book on the views of Bombay or Mumbai old and new. What interests me the most is the pictures of the canons that once stood around the edges of Apollo Bunder Harbour or Wellington Pier (see 3rd picture). These were used as a defense against the French invaders, local chieftains, pirates, and other enemies. See my post- Apollo Bunder Before The Gateway Of India – Old Print 1874.
You can notice in the print the Canons placed at the edge. Apollo Bunder was the place before the Gateway of India came up. Other interesting views are of the Fort and its two gates- Apollo Gate and Church Gate before they were demolished. More views on- Panoramic View of Mumbai, Malabar Hill, Victoria Terminus, and so on. Read also- Mumbai Then And Now – Old Mumbai Pictures.
From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph 1894., 1969 Moon Landing US Astronauts – Old Photo., Grand Hotel In Chowringee Road Calcutta – Old Postcard 1908., Rare Nilgiri Mountain Railway Steam Locomotive Blueprint
The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.