Nov 28, 2010

Women of Pakistan - 1947

Pakistani member of the Sind Muslim Women's National Guard during marching practice

 Orthodox moslem Khadeeja Feroze Ud-din (2L), Deputy Directress of Public Instruction of West Punjab, in purdah w. Begum Sofia Ahmed (R), the daughter of the Gov. of Sind & others at Pakistani women's educational conference

  Pakistani women's educational conference

 Pakistani women's educational conference

 Pakistani member of the Sind Muslim Women's National Guard during marching practice

 Pakistani member of the Sind Muslim Women's National Guard during marching practice

 Pakistani members of the Sind Muslim Women's National Guard practicing combat w. bamboo lathi sticks traditionally used by the Indian police




Pakistani women in purdah, w. their children, being driven by jeep to the Mahatma Gandhi Gardens which is reserved for ladies only on the last Friday of each month where they can take off their veils and really raise hell



 Women at stone wall, watching the first Jirge (tribal assembly) at Moslem League meeting, at which a tribe acceded to the Government of Pakistan at Cunningham Gardens 

 Fatimah Jinnah (C-back row, silver-haired clad in white), the sister of Pakistan's First. Gov., surrounded by ladies of Karachi, during their weekly "work party" Saturday meeting where they cut, sew & knit clothes for refugees, at the Government House

 Women at stone wall, watching the first Jirge (tribal assembly) at Moslem League meeting, at which a tribe acceded to the Government of Pakistan at Cunningham Gardens

Source: Life Archive Hosted by Google
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Nov 27, 2010

Mount Kanchanjangha as viewed from Darjeeling - Old Postcard


Darjeeling, a town in the Indian state of West Bengal, is internationally renowned for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the headquarters of Darjeeling district, located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,050 m).

Development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the British set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region, and tea growers developed distinctive hybrids of black tea and created new fermenting techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular of the black teas.The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling also has several British-style public schools, which attract students from throughout India and neighbouring countries.  (Wikipedia)

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Nov 25, 2010

Nov 23, 2010

Two Sadhus - Bombay (Mumbai) - 1891


Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Elphinstone College, Byculla - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Entrance to Victoria Gardens, Byculla - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Prince Consort Statue, Byculla Museum - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Beach Candy. Mahaluxumee Temple - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Memorial Church - Colaba Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Girgaum Church - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Nov 21, 2010

Bombay (Mumbai) Policeman - Vintage Indian photograph

Source: ebay

Three Vintage Photographs of Taj Mahal


 Taj Mahal 1874


Taj Mahal 1903

Taj Mahal 1909

Bombay (Mumbai) - Byculla Club - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) - Byculla Hotel - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) - Crawford Market - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) - General Post Office - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) Public Works Offices - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) Government Secretariat - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) Mechanics Institute, Municipal Offices - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) University Hall - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Apollo Street - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Nov 20, 2010

Parsi Lady in the Chair - India


Source: ebay

South Indian Telugu Lady Post Card - 1909


Source: ebay

Hindu Ladies Post Card - British India Early 1900's


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Camel and Bullock Carriage - India 1920s


Source: ebay

Indian Dancing Girl and Hindu Ladies - Hand Colored Post Cards 1908


Source: ebay

Indian Parsee Ladies postcard - 1904


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Nov 19, 2010

Gowallh Tank - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

The Queen's Statue - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

The Telegraph Office and Queen's Statue - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

The Telegraph Office - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Bombay (Mumbai) Cathedral - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk

Nov 17, 2010

Elphinstone Circle Gardens - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph


Date: Between 1850s to 1870s
Whole Plate Albumen Print from Wet Collodion Glass Negative
Maker: Francis Frith
Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk