Prongs Lighthouse Bombay – Old Postcard With FDC 1900

This is an old 1900 Postcard and a First Day Cover of the Prongs Lighthouse Bombay or Mumbai. The First Day Cover or FDC is from the Indian Department of Posts, commemorating 125 years of the Lighthouse in Colaba, Mumbai. Built by the British in 1874 it has a tapering conical tower of 144 feet in height. Even today it is manned and working, accessed in low tide or by boat.

Prongs is one of the most iconic Lighthouse in India. It is strictly out of bounds for the public, special permission is required from the Indian Navy and Directorate of Lighthouses for entry. It comes under the Directorate of Lighthouses and Lightships. Permission for visitation or for any information can be had from them. Read more about Lighthouses of India: Maharashtra. See my post- Colaba Point Lighthouse In Mumbai – Old Print 1868.

Did you know- the Prong’s Lighthouse had cannons in its hold to fend off sea pirates.

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print.,  Rachamah or Egyptian Vulture 1790 Copperplate Engraving.,  Britishers At A Badminton Party India – Old 1880 Photo.,  Old Book – From Lisbon To Calicut 1956.

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