Sunday, January 2, 2011

some photos mumbai

Portrait of Group of Brahmans, of Parbu Caste - Lala Deen Daya lhttp://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.in/2010_12_24_archive.html


'The oldest known names for the city are Kakamuchee and Galajunkja; these are sometimes still used. Ali Muhammad Khan, in the Mirat-i-Ahmedi (1507) referred to the city as Manbai. In 1508, Portuguese writer Gaspar Correia used the name Bombaim, in his Lendas da ├Źndia ("Legends of India"). This name possibly originated as the Old Portuguese phrase bom baim, meaning "good little bay", and Bombaim is still commonly used in Portuguese. In 1516, Portuguese explorer Duarte Barbosa used the name Tana-Maiambu: Tana appears to refer to the adjoining town of Thane andMaiambu to Mumbadevi.


BOMBAS' TOWN- ( MAP OF 16TH CENTURY BOMBAY )AND FORT 'BOMBAIE'



BOMBAY 1600


BOMBAIA(BOMBAY) 1703



View From Apollo Gate, Bombay.
BELOW-SOUTH BOMBAY 1820 -MAZGAON AREA
BELOW-BOMBAY MALABAR HILL 1850
1853-BOMBAY CITY VIEW FROM MALABAR HILL

BOMBAY 1854--VIEW OF WILD DESOLATE LANDSCAPE OF BOMBAY CITY; SHOWING A STEAM TRAIN; FROM SION HILL.BELOW THE BYCULLA RAILWAY STATION


BOMBAY PALANQUIN C.1850
ROYAL PALANQUIN FOR MAHARAJAS




ORDINARY MAN'S PALANQUIN- TAXI AT BAZAR GATE AREA OF BOMBAY FORT
POOR MAN'S PALANQUIN
ABOVE -THE POST MAN[DAWK WALLAH FOR THE ENGLISH MAN]RUNNING WITH POST ON SHOULDER-1857
BELOW WHITE MAN ON WAY TO HILL STATION ON PALANQUIN
INDIANS CARRYING,ON A PALANQUIN ,

A WHITE WOMAN WITH A WHITE UMBRELLA IN SIMLA MALL(MAIN STREET) 19 TH CENTURY PHOTO.[INDIANS WERE NOT ALLOWED IN THE MALL AREA BY BRITISH RULERS IN THE BEGINNING BUT LATER ON ALLOWED]


BOMBAY 1860
SHOWS HORSE CARRIAGES AND BULLOCK CART CARRIAGES PARKED NEXT TO COURT HOUSE;AND A MAN WAITING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH HIS PALANQUIN NEAR COURT STEPS;FORT BOMBAY


FORT BOMBAY WITH FORT WALLS 1850
PHOTO BELOW SHOWS:-THE ORIGINAL CHURCH GATE(GATE NEAR ST.THOMAS CHURCH WHICH CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACK) OF BOMBAY FORT ;LATER CHURCH GATE RAILWAY STATION GOT THIS NAME ;AS IT WAS NEAR THIS GATE

BOMBAY 1880'S BEFORE DISCOVERY OF AUTOMOBILES-(CARS) SHOWS HORSE (PULLED)TRAMS AND HORSE CARRIAGES AT FLORA FOUNTAIN
FORT ,BOMBAY-FLORA FOUNTAIN 1880 -WITH HORSE DRAWN TRAMS;HORSE CARTS,BULLOCK CARTS [BEFORE CARS AND AUTOMOBILES WERE DISCOVERED /MADE]. IT SEEMS THE ROADS ARE SPRINKLED WITH WATER ,ON THE LEFT SIDE ,TO PREVENT DUST CLOUDS FROM ROAD


horse-drawn tram on colaba causeway - Mumbai

A horse-drawn tram on colaba causeway. The offices and stables of the Tramway Company is beside the Wesley Church, with the original steeple. A bus depot and the Electric House building replaced the Tramway Company office

Hackerry, Bombay,[BULLOCK CART FOR PASSENGERS] a photo by Francis Frith, c.1870'

BOMBAY STRRET SCENE C. 1850'S

A collotype by Clifton & Co., c.1900; * overview of the -BOMBAY-FLORA FOUNTAIN;SHOWING HORSE CARRIAGE TAXI


BELOW -PHOTO OF TOWN HALL BOMBAY

BOMBAY - CHURCH GATE RAILWAY STATION--1920
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HORSE CARRIAGES WAITING IN FRONT OF TAJ MAHAL HOTEL BOMBAY

BOMBAY CLUB1880'S
Bombay 100 Years Ago
BELOW -WATSON HOTEL BOMBAY


ADELPHI HOTEL BOMBAY
BELOW -STANDING IN MIDDLE OF ROAD IS THE BOMBAY POLICE MAN
Bombay 100 Years Ago
'GATE WAY OF INDIA' WAS BUILT HERE LATER;(PHOTO BELOW)
Harbor Of Bombay


OFFICER SITS ON HAND PULLED RICKSHAW;

A 1905 Humber car , photographed in Bombay-(ONE OF THE FIRST CARS IN BOMBAY)



FIRST FLEET OF TAXI CARS IN BOMBAY 1910;THE PASSENGER SAT IN THE COVERED CABIN WHILE THE TAXI DRIVER SAT IN THE OPEN FRONT ;JUST SAME ARRANGEMENT AS A HORSE CARRIAGE

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Mr Jinnah on a car ride with a Parsi friend-Pestonjee H J Rustomjee and the child is Homi Rustomjee.


NEW CAR SHOW ROOM 1910

DE DION BUTON CAR-1912

CARS 1920 CALCUTTA
MAHATMA GANDHI ;NEAR CAR 1930'S

1920 -30 TAXI CARS ;NO CARS WERE MADE IN INDIA THOSE DAYS .SO ALL CARS WERE IMPORTED FROM AMERICA BRITAIN FRANCE OR GERMANY [.JAPANESE CARS BECAME POPULAR AFTER 1960]
CAR 1920-CROSSLEY



cars on the road in india- THERE WAS NO 'A' OR 'B' OR 'C' JUST THE NUMBER FOR THE CAR--SEE BELOW THE CAR REGISTRATION NO: JUST '26903'.THIS WAS WHEN NUMBER OF CARS WERE VERY FEW-PHOTO OF CALCUTTA 1930'S
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Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Company Limited was a sole provider of electric supply, electric tram service and buses in the Mumbaicity from 1905 to till 1947 when it was municipalised to form the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking. [BELOW PHOTO OF B.E.S.T.BUS 1920'S


private taxi van 1930's [SEE THE BOMBAY REGISTRATION NO: B.M.B.210]
AND BUS1930'S
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MAHATMA GANDHI IN LONDON -STANDING NEAR CAR DOOR
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MARRIAGE TAXIS[OPEN HOOD CARS];HIRED ALONG WITH BAND WAS COMMON



1940'S TAXI CARS


MAHATMA GANDHI ENTERING CAR -1940'S PHOTO


1940 TAXIS -CHEVEROLETCARS


1942 FORD CARS AND TRUCK
1940'S FORD TRUCK
1940-50 BOMBAY MARINE DRIVE
1950'S BOMBAY FLORA FOUNTAIN SHOWING ELECTRIC TRAMS ON ROAD,AND TAXIS(ALL FOREIGN CARS ;NO INDIAN CARS THEN; FORD , CHEVROLET,AUSTIN,)



1942 FORD JEEP AS TAXIS WERE USED FOR HILLY TERRAIN

1944 FORD VAN WITH WOODEN BODY


1944 FORD MILITARY TRUCK WERE CONVERTED TO CIVIL LORRIES AND WERE USED AS BREAKDOWN TRUCK IN BOMBAY TILL 2000


1945 FORD WAS VREY POPULAR AS PRIVATE CAR AND AS TAXIS TILL 1980


BELOW (THE POPULAR) FORD CAR 1948 -USED FOR WEDDINGS AND AS TAXI


AND 1946 FORD VAN WITH WOODEN BODY

1950'S HILLMAN TAXI OF BOMBAY[MADE IN ENGLAND]
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TAXI DRIVER (1954) HINDI MOVIE[ACTORS DEV ANAND AND KALPANA KARTIK-LATER THEY GOT MARRIED IN REAL LIFE]


BOMBAY TAXI BMT 1800-C.1950'S

PONTIAC CAR[MADE IN AMERICA] AS TAXI


HILLMAN MINX MADE IN BRITAIN WAS VERY POPULAR AS TAXI IN BOMBAY TILL 1970


AUSTIN CAR AS TAXI-1950'S NEAR A HOTEL
AUSTIN A40 TAXI CAR [MADE IN ENGLAND]

THE FIRST CAR TO BE CONVERTED INTO A INDIAN CAR--MORRIS MINOR ENGLAND WAS MADE INTO HINUSTAN CAR 1950-SEEN BELOW

MORRIS MINOR(LATER RENAMED BAY HINDUSTAN) TAXI CAR C.1950'S

BABY HINDUSTAN CAR-FIRST CAR TO BE MADE IN INDIA [COPIED FROM MORRIS MINOR ENGLAND]C.1950

ANOTHER CAR WHICH WAS CONVERTED INTO AN INDIAN CAR-MORRIS OXFORD INTO HINDUSTAN LAND MASTER AND LATER INTO AMBASSADOR-SEE BELOW



1956 FIAT MILLICENTO ALSO KNOWN AS DUKKER FIAT -USED AS TAXI IN 1960'S

BMC (BOMBAY)7921



LATER MODEL FIAT -KNOWN AS PREMIER PADMINI BELOW

1960 Tata Mercedez Benz trucks in India
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STANDARD CARS MADE IN MADRAS (CHENNAI) CALLED HERALD / TRIUMPH; A FEW USED AS TAXIS IN SOUTH INDIA



TAXIS IN BOMBAY 1960 ONWARDS -FIAT


TAXI STAND -'ELEPHANTS STAND' NEAR AMBER FORT,

TAXIS MADE FROM HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR CYCLES (ABANDONED BY SOLDIERS AFTER 2ND WORLD WAR) SEEN BELOW IN DELHI

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bmmann said...
HOPE WE WILL NOT DESTROY THE HERITAGE OF BOMBAY-MUMBAI ;AND KEEP IT FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS TO SEE AND ENJOY





































Fishing boats in the Monsoon, northern part of Bombay harbour

Fishing boats in the Monsoon, northern part of Bombay harbour

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