Jun 29, 2011

King of Nepal Maharaj Dhiraj Surendra Bikram Sah and other Members of a Darbar - 1863

This Photograph shows the King of Nepal, Maharaj Dhiraj Surendra Bikram Sah, (ruled 1846-81), Col George Ramsay, the British Resident, who represented the Government of India as Ambassador (Nepal was otherwise closed to Europeans), is on the King's right. Raj Guru, the chief Hindu priest of Nepal, is on the King's left. Sitting on Colonel Ramsay's right is one of Jang Bahadur's brothers, probably Jagat Shamsher.

Photographer: Clarence Comyn Taylor
Source: British Library (bl.uk)

Three Hindu Priests Writing Religious Texts in the Jammu and Kashmir - 1895

Source: British Library (bl.uk)

Two Maratha Boys from Akalkot - Bombay (Mumbai) 1867

Photographer: Hurrichund Chintamon
Source: British Library (bl.uk)

Twenty Four Students and their teacher of the London Mission Girls' Boarding School, Bangalore - 1867

Photographer: Henry Dixon
Source: British Library (bl.uk)

Professor of Astronomy Pandit Bapudeva Sastri teaching a class at Queen's College - Varanasi (Benares) 1870


Photographer: Brajo Gopal Bromochary
Source: British Library (bl.uk)

Jun 27, 2011

A Street Barber Servicing his Customer - India c1880


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

Jun 26, 2011

Nutch Girls and Musician - India c1875


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

Group of Street Performers - India c1870


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

A Berber Servicing his Customer - India c1870


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

Studio Photograph of an Indian Lady in Sari - c1860


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

Studio Photograph of a Parsee Lady in Sari - c1880


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

Jun 25, 2011

Hathee Singh Jain Temple - Ahmedabad c1868

Hathee Singh temple is a famous Jain temple. It was constructed in 1850. The temple was named after its founder Seth Hathee Singh. He was a wealthy Jain merchant. This temple was built in the dedication of the 15th Jain Trithanakara Dharmnath. The temple is famous for its architectural styling and designing that consists of intricate carvings.


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

People Bathing in the Lake, Kandy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - c1880


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

Chandi-Chouk, Main Street in Delhi - C1865


Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd
Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Jun 23, 2011

Alai Darwaza - Qutub Complex Delhi 1870s


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

Jun 22, 2011

Mahatma Gandhi at work during his voyage from India to London - 1931

An intimate study of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian leader, taken at sea during the voyage from India to London to attend the round table conference, aboard the S.S. Rajputana. His secretaries are taking dictation from Gandhi, who used the covered hold as his quarters. The woman is Miss Madeline Slade, daughter of an English admiral, who is a keen disciple of Gandhi and who prefers to be known as "Mira Bey".

Associated Press Photo


Source: ebay

Jun 21, 2011

Thakur Sahib of Gondal Sagramji - 1860

Gondal was a princely state in the Kathiawar District, a peninsular of Gujarat in northwest India, ruled by Sagramji from 1851 until 1869.

Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd Studio.

Source: British Library (bl.uk)

Maharaja of Gondal Bhagvat Singh - 1911

Maharaja Bhagvat Singh is regarded as a progressive and enlightened ruler and was the only Maharaja to take a medical degree and also awarded other degrees.

Know more about him in wikipedia

Source: wikipedia.org

Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman of Tripura

Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman is considered the father of modern architecture in Tripura, as the entire planning of present day Tripura was initiated during his rule. He is also considered one of the pioneers in land reforms. In 1939, he reserved land for the local Tripura tribals, which was later helped in the creation of the Tripura autonoumus district council. He also built the first airport in Tripura.

Know more about him in wikipedia

Source: www.tripura4u.com

Maharaja Jitendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur, Maharaja of Cooch Behar - 1913



Source: wikipedia.org and vintageindia.tumblr.com

Jun 20, 2011

Bullock Cart - Bombay (Mumbai) 1870's

Source: ebay

Maharaja of Hutwa - 1900's

Source: ebay

Jun 17, 2011

Women Modelling Indian Saries - June 1945 Photoshoot

A sari or saree is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine metres in length that is draped over the body in various styles. It is popular in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Burma, and Malaysia. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff. Know more in Wikipedia







Photographer: Jack Wilkes
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

An Indian Lady Demonstrating how to put on a Sari - June 1945








Photographer: Jack Wilkes
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

Jun 16, 2011

Hindi Cinema Actress Begum Para Photoshoot Near Sea - Photographed by James Burke in 1951

These outdoor photographs of bollywood glamour queen  Begum Para were taken by Life Magazine photographer James Burke for Life Magazine. The Life archive hosted by Google wrongly documented the date of these photographs as 1941, but these photos were taken in 1951.











Source: Life Archive hosted by Google