Old Indian Photos

Oct 19, 2014

Photograph taken from the Roof of the High Court, Calcutta (Kolkata) by Bourne and Shepherd in c.1885

View from High Court, Calcutta (Kolkata) c.1885

Source: British Library

View from the south-west of the High (Supreme) Court building on Esplanade Row in Calcutta (Kolkata) - c1875

High (Supreme) Court building Calcutta (Kolkata)

The Supreme Court building opened in 1782 and Sir William Jones, the great Orientalist, was judge here from 1783 until his death in 1794. Criminal and civil cases were heard here for both Indians and Europeans and also appeals for Europeans from the Calcutta Presidency. 

Photographer: W. G. Stretton
Source: British Library

Moostafor Ali Khan of the Oudh (Awadh) Royal Family - c1850's

Moostafor Ali Khan of the Oudh (Awadh) Royal Family - c1850's

Photographer: Felice Beato
Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Tomb of Akbar the Great in Sikandra, a Suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh - c1860's

Gateway of Tomb of Akbar
 Gateway of Akbar's Tomb

Gateway of Tomb of Akbar
 Gateway of Akbar's Tomb

Tomb of Akbar
 Tomb of Akbar

Tomb of Akbar
 Tomb of Akbar

Tomb of Akbar
Tomb of Akbar

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Modern photo of gateway

Photographer: Felice Beato and Henry Hering
Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

View of Palace and Outside Wall of the Agra Fort - c1860's

View of Palace and Outside Wall of the Agra Fort - c1860's

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Photographer: Felice Beato and Henry Hering
Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Marble Palace in the Agra Fort - Agra c1860's

Marble Palace in the Agra Fort - Agra c1860's

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Photographer: Felice Beato and Henry Hering
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