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Old 21st August 2013, 12:10   #2806
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While this is my favorite thread in Team Bhp, I sorely miss seeing any pics old Bangalore. Thanks to FB, some new pics of old Bangalore are appearing.

Below is the Pic of Town hall, one can notice that Canara Bank H.O is still not built!

So beautiful the roads and the circles were back then!

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Same location as above, a decade later.

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The earlier picture, when Bangalore was still the "Garden City" and the next one "already on its way to the chaos that it is today".

Change for the worse - that is all I can say, yet I had to chose to live in the chaos, at least for the time being

I really do miss the "old Bangalore" - even from the late 1980s

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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The earlier picture, when Bangalore was still the "Garden City" and the next one "already on its way to the chaos that it is today".

Change for the worse - that is all I can say, yet I had to chose to live in the chaos, at least for the time being

I really do miss the "old Bangalore" - even from the late 1980s

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
Ram,
Yes, fully with your relevant statement.Another sad thing is your home town Trivandrum is well on its way to that type of ''chaos''. In our country Chaos seems to be the major byproduct of "Development""
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I dont remember where I found this picture (probably on ebay)
maybe it has been posted here before.
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I dont remember where I found this picture (probably on ebay)
maybe it has been posted here before.
Nice one. On the left appears to be a 39 Buick, on the right is a high end Packard. A similar one with this extra chrome grille is in a Hyderabad collection, came from Gujarat. I think Gwalior had some of these as well.
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Another picture found on ebay, described as " Snapshot of two friends sitting on a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr, The licence plate looks like Bombay, India "


I am posting two pictures ,the original one and the zoomed one where India can be clearly seen and very faintly Bombay too can be seen, in the lower part of the regn. plate. The picture is dated April 1940.
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I dont remember where I found this picture (probably on ebay)
maybe it has been posted here before.

This looks very much like a Darbhanga picture with the Viceroy Lord Irwin. Perhaps, I am wrong on both counts.

Great photo though!
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Another picture found on ebay, described as " Snapshot of two friends sitting on a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr, The licence plate looks like Bombay, India "


I am posting two pictures ,the original one and the zoomed one where India can be clearly seen and very faintly Bombay too can be seen, in the lower part of the regn. plate. The picture is dated April 1940.
Thats strange - we can be almost certain it was not shot in India, I've never seen these style of plates. And we never wrote the city on the plate, that was a US practise. But where in the US?
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Thats strange - we can be almost certain it was not shot in India, I've never seen these style of plates. And we never wrote the city on the plate, that was a US practise. But where in the US?
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even to me the picture doesnt look like from India, but this is how the seller describes.

here is the ebay link :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1938-LINCO...item3384be8c74

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Thats strange - we can be almost certain it was not shot in India, I've never seen these style of plates. And we never wrote the city on the plate, that was a US practise. But where in the US?
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Hi,
even to me the picture doesnt look like from India, but this is how the seller describes.
Perhaps it's not BOMBAY on the plates. Perhaps it's East Bay or Mills Bay or some such.

If that is the case, it is possible that this is a Native American Indian plate. Some of these Indian reservations had their own plates, since they were exempt from certain taxes. Such plates would not have the name of the US state, but of the specific Indian reservation.
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I dont remember where I found this picture (probably on ebay)
maybe it has been posted here before.
I found the source, they were listed on OLX sometime back,
could be Gwalior pictures as the entire lot has Gwalior pictures.

couple of more pictures from the same lot , one of the pictures is from Sukhui Villa, is it in India ?, though lot of Indians are visible

here is the link
http://mumbai.olx.in/vintage-and-ant...-iid-334583038

PS: Apologies if pictures were posted earlier !!
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I found the source, they were listed on OLX sometime back,
could be Gwalior pictures as the entire lot has Gwalior pictures.

couple of more pictures from the same lot , one of the pictures is from Sukhui Villa, is it in India ?, though lot of Indians are visible

here is the link
http://mumbai.olx.in/vintage-and-ant...-iid-334583038

PS: Apologies if pictures were posted earlier !!

Thanks for the great pictures.

The "Arrival at Sukhui Villa" shows the Amir of Afghanistan in the back, with Gwalior driving. The Amir was at Gwalior & Agra in 1907.
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Three Pictures of the Grand Hotel area, Calcutta (Kolkatta),
one from the 1930's
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one from 1952 ( Movie "Jeevan Nauka" released in 1952)
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and one from late sixties I believe.
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All from postcards on ebay. Might have been posted earlier too !!

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Another picture found on ebay, described as " Snapshot of two friends sitting on a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr, The licence plate looks like Bombay, India "


I am posting two pictures ,the original one and the zoomed one where India can be clearly seen and very faintly Bombay too can be seen, in the lower part of the regn. plate. The picture is dated April 1940.
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Thats strange - we can be almost certain it was not shot in India, I've never seen these style of plates. And we never wrote the city on the plate, that was a US practise. But where in the US?
I'm guessing the plate reads "District of Columbia" or "California".


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Three Pictures of the Grand Hotel area, Calcutta (Kolkatta),

All from postcards on ebay. Might have been posted earlier too !!
In the middle photo, the first oncoming car is a 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak. Probably a similar year Ford Mercury behind it.
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Another postcard picture of Shambazar, Kolkatta ,
The car is the middle Looks like a Rover P2 !!
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A postcard from Lindsay Street Calcutta.

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Either this picture was captured early in the morning or during riots/curfew, saying so since most shops are shut and since very few people are on the street, plus can see a couple of Police/military vehicles too . Just assuming, I might be totally wrong !!
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