Taj Mahal Hotel Bombay -1907 Rare Advertisement

This is a rare advertisement of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay, now Mumbai. Jamsetji Tata the great Parsi businessman was once allegedly denied entry into the upscale Watson’s Hotel at Fort in Mumbai. Since it was claimed to be a European only establishment, no Indians were allowed on its premises. Because of this slight, he went on to build the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 1903. Which lies opposite the Gateway of India.

The advertising looks interesting “EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT. EUROPEAN STAFF.” This was not uncommon at that time in Bombay, because hotels preferred European management. Apparently, the Taj did so likewise by the look of this rare 1907 Taj Mahal Hotel Bombay advertisement. They added the Taj Tower building in 1973 after acquiring the adjacent ‘Greens’ restaurant complex. Click on the image for better view. keywords- british raj photos, british raj flag

See post Watson’s Hotel Bombay – Old Postcard 1907. Read more The History Of Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Did you know- there were once “Dumb Friends” nights at the hotel which were animal shows which were a huge hit with the patrons.

More from the collection-Raja Ravi Varma’s Saraswati Oleograph c1910., British India Era Postman – Old Stereo Photo 1902., The Outskirts Of Delhi Jama Masjid – Old Print 1800s., Charminar & Street Scene Hyderabad – Old Postcard 1905

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