Video & Image Post — Ten British Raj Photos
Incredible India — Century Old Photos of Calcutta
A size-nine Peter Lord shoe box full of 178 photographs capturing life in India at least a century ago had been discovered in the archives of Scotland’s national collections in 2012. The plate-glass negatives were found inside a shoe box by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh.
The negatives, believed to be dating back to 1912, were found in a fragile condition and were wrapped in copies of the Statesman newspaper dating from 1914, the RCAHMS said in a statement. It is thought the negatives were untouched for almost 100 years.
These black and white photos capture the how life was in India during the British Raj about 100 years back. The collection has photos ranging from religious ceremonies to images of King George V’s visit to India and photographs depicting the lifestyle of the common man in British ruled India.
Little is known about the images and the photographer, prompting a search for clues as to his or her identity.
Unknown photographer may have been a British civil servant in Calcutta, or was connected to the jute trade, as many Scots were said to be at the time.
Ten Amazing Photos of Calcutta from British Raj in 1912
1. Buildings on south east side of Lal Dighi
Buildings on south east side of the Lal Dighi (BBD Bagh, formerly Dalhousie Square) in Calcutta are illuminated for the royal visit in 1912.
2. General Post Office
General Post Office from across the Lal Dighi (BBD Bagh, formerly Dalhousie Square) in Calcutta is illuminated for the royal visit in 1912.
3. Celebrations for Royal Visit
Celebrations for the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Calcutta in 1912.
4. Chatulal’s Ghat
A riverside scene with bathers, looking north from Chatulal’s Ghat towards Ram Chandra Goenka’s Zenana (ladies) ghat in Calcutta.
5. Jain Temple
A Jain Temple complex in Calcutta.
6. Fishing Boats on Hooghly River
Fishing boats on the Hooghly River in Kolkata.
7. Chandpal Ghat
A crowded riverside with bathers at Chandpal Ghat in Calcutta, the main landing site for visitors to the city along the Hooghly River.
8. Street Hairdresser giving a ‘Hindustani Haircut’
A street hairdresser giving a ‘Hindustani haircut’ (pudding bowl), Strand Road South in Calcutta.
9. Ascetics or Sadhus
Ascetics or sadhus seated, possibly near Chandpal Ghat in Calcutta.
10. Muharram Procession
A Muharram procession through a crowded street in Calcutta.
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100-Year-Old Epic Vintage Photos of British Raj Found in a Shoebox!
Published on Mar 4, 2015 by Falcon Tvision
A shoe box full of 178 photographs capturing how life was in British ruled India has been discovered in the archives of Scotland’s national collections.
The glass-plate photos were found inside a size-nine shoe box by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The negatives, believed to be dated back to 1912 were found in a fragile condition.
These rare and amazing 100-yr-old black and white images capture life in India during the British Raj Era. The collection has photos ranging from religious ceremonies to images of King George V’s visit to India and photographs depicting the lifestyle of the common man in British ruled India.
India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.
Home to the Indus Valley civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history.