The Museum Cubbon Park Bangalore, 1890 Postcard

The Museum Cubbon Park Bangalore, 1890 Postcard

An old 1890 postcard showing the Museum and Cubbon Park in Bangalore, now Bengaluru. This is another of the beautiful scenery of the Cubbon Park and museum see an earlier post of the same with a different view. Shown is the museum and people filling water from a pond into a bullock cart tanker.

Bangalore was christened the “Garden City of India”. Two large parks, Cubbon Park and Lalbagh Garden, along with other smaller ones such as the Kensington Garden, act as the lungs of the city. These gardens provide a welcome retreat from Bangalore’s crowded streets. Cubbon Park was laid out in 1864 by Richard Sankey.

Sankey was the Chief Engineer of Mysore at the time. It was named in honour of the longest-serving commissioner of Mysore, Sir Mark Cubbon. It extends over 1334 acres and is liberally marked with statues, such as that of the 19th-century ruler Chamrajendra Wodeyar (1868-94).

There are also statues of Queen Victoria and Edward VII. Established in 1866, the museum seen in the picture is one of the oldest in the country. Housed in a red stucco Neo-Classical building with Corinthian columns. It has 18 sections, with a fine collection of jewellery, miniature paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, from Mohenjodaro. And 5,000-year-old neolithic relics.

Did you know- it was first named “Meade’s Park” after Sir John Meade, the acting commissioner of Mysuru in 1870. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#16)., Kohinoor Mills In Bombay – Old Photo 1918., Reception To The Prince of Wales Mumbai – Old Print 1905., Arrival Of Fiat Trucks Bombay, Old Postcard 1915.