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Nov 23, 2014

Various Photographs of Times of India Newspaper Office, Employees and Buildings in Bombay (Mumbai), Taken on the Occasion of the Diamond Jubilee in November 1898

The Times of India is the world's largest selling English-language daily newspaper. It is also third largest selling newspaper in any language in the world and the largest selling newspaper outside Japan. The Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 7.643 million.

The Times of India published its first edition on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce. The paper published Wednesdays and Saturdays under the direction of Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist, and contained news from Britain and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent. In 1850, it began to publish daily editions.
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The below photographs were taken on the occasion of the newspaper's Diamond Jubilee (60 years) in November 1898 (2-3 photos may be from earlier period but published in same album). Please click on the photos to view high resolution versions.

Jobbing Composing Room
Jobbing Composing Room

Reading room
Reading room

Binding room
Binding room

Editor's room
Editor's room

General office
General office

Press room
Press room

Machinemen, pressmen and sepoys
Machinemen, pressmen and sepoys

Bookbinders, paging and ruling men
Bookbinders, paging and ruling men

Employees of the Times of India newspaper posed on the steps of Mumbai Town
Employees of the Times of India newspaper posed on the steps of Mumbai Town Hall on the occasion of the newspaper's Diamond Jubilee (60 years), November 1898

News composing room
News composing room

Clerks, Compositors and castors
Clerks, Compositors and castors

Machine room No.3
Machine room No.3

Machine room No.2

Machine room No.1
Machine room No.1

Stereo and type casting room
Stereo and type casting room

General Manager's room
General Manager's room

Ruling and paging room
Ruling and paging room

Times of India Building
Times of India Building opposite St Thomas's Cathedral, connected with Elphinstone Circle - July 1898

Times of India Building corner of Elphinstone Circle
Times of India Building corner of Elphinstone Circle - Probably taken in c1880's

Source: British Library