Prince of Wales Museum Bombay – Old Postcard 1915

There are two old postcards of the Prince of Wales Museum Bombay, now Mumbai. One is from 1915 and the other is from a little later. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya as we call it today, is in Fort, Mumbai.Designed by the British architect George Wittet in the Indo-Saracenic style. The dome is seemingly copied from the the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur. Similarly that also of the Bombay GPO building was reproduced from the Gol Gumbaz’s dome. The Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone while in the city in 1905.

See posts Postcard Bombay GPO., and Print Bombay King George Lays Museum Foundation Stone 1905

The construction was completed in 1914. It also had a well laid out huge semi-circular garden. Because of acute shortage of hospitals it became a military hospital from 1915 until the end of the war in 1918. In 1920 Lady Lloyd, the wife of the Governor, formally opened The Prince of Wales Museum. Click on the photo for better view.

Read more CSMVS: India’s Finest Art And History Museum.

Did you know- Viewing the interiors of the museum can take more than two days, and even the exterior has great historical collectibles.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph c1894., Antique Painting of Madras Fort St George., Vintage Book 1925 – John L. Stoddard’s Lectures On India

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.