Apr 30, 2011

The Rumi Darwaza and The First Courtyard of the Bara Imambara Complex - Lucknow 1860's

Photographer: Samuel Bourne (England, 1834–1912)
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Bara Chattar Manzil from the Gomti River - Lucknow 1895

Photographer: G. W. Lawrie and Company (Scotland, active 1880–1920)
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Tomb of Zinat Algiya in the Husainabad Imambara Complex - Lucknow 1860's

Photographer: Samuel Bourne (England, 1834–1912)
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View in the Qaisar Bagh Palace - Lucknow 1860's

Photographer: Samuel Bourne (England, 1834–1912)
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La Martinière - Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1870's


La Martinière College is an educational institution located in Lucknow. La Martinière Boys' College was founded in 1845 and La Martinière Girls' College was established in 1869.
The students of of this college assisted the British Military during the 1857 Indian Mutiny.

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Photographer: Francis Frith (England, 1822–1898)
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West Gateway of the Qaisar Bagh Palace - Lucknow 1860's

Photographer: Samuel Bourne (England, 1834–1912)
Source: Flickr.com

The Jawab Opposite the Tomb of Zinat Algiya in the Husainabad Imambara Complex - Lucknow 1862

Photographer: Charles Shepherd and Arthur Robertson (England, active 1862–63)
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The Husainabad Imambara or Chhota Imambara - Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1860's

Chhota Imambara or Hussainabad Imambara was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, The third Nawab of Avadh in 1838, it was to serve as his own mausoleum. It is also known as the Palace of Lights because of its decorations during special festivals.

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Photographer: Samuel Bourne (England, 1834–1912)
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Distant View of the Bara Imambara Complex - Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1862

Photographer: Charles Shepherd and Arthur Robertson (England, active 1862–63)
Source: Flickr.com

Qaisar Pasand - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Albumen Print of 1860's

Photographer: Samuel Bourne (England, 1834–1912)
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Kazmain Karbala - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 1874

Photographer: Darogah Abbas Ali
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La Martinière and the Lath Albumen Print - 1862

Photographer: Charles Shepherd and Arthur Robertson (England, active 1862–63)
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Bara Chattar Manzil and Farhat Bakhsh - View from the South - Lucknow 1862

Photographer: Charles Shepherd and Arthur Robertson 
(England, active 1862–63)
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Darshan Bilas and Chota Chattar Manzil - Lucknow 1860's

Photographer: Samuel Bourne (England, 1834–1912)
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The Asafi Masjid in the Bara Imambara Complex - Lucknow 1860's

Photographer: Francis Frith (England, 1822–1898)
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Southwest View of the Bara Imambara Albumen Print - Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1858

Photographer: Felice Beato (Greece, 1832–1909)
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Shah Najaf Imambara - Lucknow Uttar Pradesh - Two 19th Century Photographs

Shah Najaf Imambara - 1880's
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Shah Najaf Imambara - 1890's
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Sensuous Photographs of Hindi Movie Star Begum Para by Life Magazine Photographer James Burke - 1951

These intimate, bold and sensuous photographs of glamour queen Begum Para were taken by Life Magazine photographer James Burke for Life Magazine. These 1950's photographs are very bold even on todays standards. The Life archive hosted by Google wrongly documented the date of these photographs as 1941, but these photos were taken in 1951.


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IMDB page of Begum Para














Apr 28, 2011

Madras (Chennai) City and Harbor - India 1910's

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Jaya Ravana - Exotic Male Dancer from India - 1940's

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Three Rich Men of Quetta , Balochistan Province of Current Pakistan 1890's

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Jasmine Tower of Agra Fort - c1880's

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Unidentified Building in British India - c1870's

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Temple Sculptures in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) Tamil Nadu - c1880's

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Second Mughal Emperor Humayun's Mausoleum (Tomb) - Delhi

Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun was the second Mughal Emperor who ruled present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of northern India from 1530–1540 and again from 1555–1556.

Humayun's tomb (Humayun ka Maqbara) was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah citadel or Purana Qila, that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

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Houseboat in Kashmir Lake - c1900's

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Apr 26, 2011

Maharajah Scindia's Elephant Battery - India


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Group of European Guests - Gwalior India December 1894


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Tu Mera Chand Mein Tere Chandini - Dillagi (1949)

This beautiful song was sang and performed by Suriya and Shyam from the Movie Dillagi (1949). Music by great Naushad.

Vintage Photograph of Coolies with Baskets - Calcutta (Kolkata)


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Apr 25, 2011

Meat Shop in Market - Kashmir India c1900


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])