Vintage Mumbai: 40 classic photos you may have never seen

Dec 07, 2018, 17:00 IST
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    An old vintage photo of King Edwards statue at Kalaghoda, South Mumbai. All pictures: mid-day archives

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    Undated photo of The Great Western Hotel. This house was used for Admiralty officers from 1744-1770

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    Elphinstone college and Sassoon library, south Mumbai in the late 19th century

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    An old vintage photo of Apollo Bunder

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    An undated photo of Bombay Army and Navy Cooperative Society's building

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    Ticca Goris(Horse-drawn Victorian carriages) taxis in the late 19th century

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    Pydhonie. It is a neighbourhood in South Mumbai. Etymologically the name is derived from the Marathi word Py which means feet, and dhoné which means 'to wash'

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    A vintage picture of Jama Masjid, a mosque near Crawford Market

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    Pigeons at Bazaar gate, Bombay. This particular area was known to colonial rulers as 'Black Town'

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    Meadow Street, formerly known as 'Angrezi Bazaar'. It is now Fort

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    Bombay castle. It was built in around 1626. It was rebuilt by British later

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    Premises of the old Bombay Bank and the Meeting place of brokers on Esplanade Road., 1875

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    Bombay Harbour from Apollo Bunder

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    Great Western Hotel, Bombay

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    A vintage photo of Colaba Causeway

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    Bombay Castle which is hidden away behind the Town Hall, is a historic monument of which Bombay should be proud. The nucleus of the castle was built 'somewhere between '1528 and 1626' by the Portuguese

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    Hindu Gymkhana near Marine Lines in Bombay

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    The famous Elphinstone Circle, Bombay

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    A vintage photo of Parsi Gymkhana which is located at Marine Drive

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    A vintage photo of Old Victoria Terminus (VT) station which is now termed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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    Victoria Dock, Bombay

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    A postman in Bombay

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    The Prince's Dock, Bombay

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    Mumbai from the bygone era

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    Government House when it used to be at Parel between 1823 to 1885

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    A rare picture of Girgaum Chowpatty and Backbay on the right. The scene dated back to 1665

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    Islam Gymkhana which is located in Marine Lines, Bombay

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    The Catholic Gymkhana which is also located at Marine Lines, Bombay

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    Colaba Reclamation from Wodehouse Bridge, Bombay

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    Churchgate station and Western Railway building, Bombay in a postcard photo. The is how the area looked 100 years ago

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    Horse driven trams in Pydhonie from way back in the day

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    Esplanade (Watson's) Hotel in 1870

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    Undated photo of Rajabai Tower, Mumbai

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    Churchgate area near Rajabai Tower

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    World War I victims memorial in south Mumbai

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    A vintage photo of Kings Circle in Bombay

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    A rare photo of south Mumbai in the 1880s

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    A rare photo of Kennedy Sea Face in Bombay

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    Bombay Harbour as it looked in 1820 during heavy monsoon and rough sea

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    A barber on the roadside

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About The Gallery

Mumbai, when it was called Bombay, has centuries of rich culture and heritage. We look back at vintage images some dating back to the 1800s  that define the city through its ages

 

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