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Old And Vintage Photographs Of Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai (also known as Bombay) is one of the oldest cities in India and the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city named after Koli goddess Mumbadevi, with a population of 18.4 million is also the eighth most populous city in the world (according to Census 2011). Thanks to the the natural harbour providing a grand deal of business, the city has changed a lot during the centuries. Check out these old and vintage photographs of Mumbai below.

Drygoods Store – c1920’s

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A Parsee Lady with a Child, 1867

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An Indian soldier leads away a Hindu rioter in a debris strewn street of Bombay (Mumbai) – 1946

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Young Woman in Sari, Rides Bicycle – Undated Photograph

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Beautiful Architechture – c1890’s

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Bombay Harbour from the Apollo Pier, 1855-1862

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Harbour Scene – c1880’s

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Bombay Police, 1855-1862

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Borah Bazaar Street, 1875

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Busy Street Scene – c1880’s

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Busy Street Scene, c1880’s

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Chor Bazar

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Coolie Woman during Monsoon, 1948

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Cornwallis Monument and Secretariat, 1855-1862

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Elphinstone College and Sassoon Library – Late 19th Century

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European Mistress Seated in the Centre of a Group of Ten Female Pupils, Government Normal School, 1873

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Fisherwomen of Bombay (Mumbai) – 1855 – 1862

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General Elections Campaing Press Photograh, 1967

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Grain Sellers Shop, 1873

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Group of Brahmins, 1870

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Group of Goldsmiths (Sonars) Seated Round a Low Work Table, 1873

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Group of Maratha pupils and masters in class of the Elphinstone High School, 1873

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Group of Parsi and Brahmin Girls, c.1880’s

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Group of pupils of the Alexandra Native Girls’ Institution, 1873

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Indian women and children sitting in the alley between shacks in the Chawls

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Nice photographs.

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There will be something about me. I'm too lazy now.

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