Panoramic Views of Fort Mumbai – 2 Postcards 1900
Two old 1900 photo postcards showing panoramic views of the Fort area in Bombay or Mumbai. The first postcard is of a more wider view of the Fort area. The second one shows a more closer view, ie, the Flora Fountain junction, Oriental building, and so on. The Rajabai Clock Tower and the Harbour are on the right. Historically, the Fort area was the fortified walls in the southeastern end of Bombay Island.
It is important to stress the fact that until the land reclamation in the 1830s, Colaba and Bombay were two separate islands. With another island between them, known as “Old Woman’s Island.” The general boundaries of the Fort included the areas between Apollo Gate and the Gateway of India in the south. The area of Bazaar Gate in the north, the area between Church Gate in the west. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- the Bombay Castle was built in 1668. By 1723 a fortification wall was built around the developing town. The wall was demolished on the orders of then Governor Sir Bartle Frere in 1865.
From the collection- M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Beautiful Lady (#6)., Calcutta Hooghly River Street Vendor – Old Photo 1947., Srirangam Temple – Old Print 1872., Vintage Map Phases of Fort St George Chennai