संस्कृति – Rare Photographs

A VERY RARE PHOTO OF ELECTRIC TRAM IN KANPUR:
Trams were introduced in Kanpur (Cawnpore) in June 1907. The tram system opened in June 1907 and closed on May 16, 1933. There were 4 miles of track and 20 single-deck open trams. The single line connected the railway station with Sarsaya Ghat on the banks of the Ganges. Photographs of Cawnpore trams are very rare.The introductory stock was electric traction-type single-coach; single-coach trams were also used in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. There was one line – a four-mile stretch between the train station and Sirsaya Ghat, on the Ganges – and 20 open cars. Service was discontinued on 16 May 1933

पुरे भारत में सबसे पहले रेल लाइन वडोदरा के राजा गायकवाड ने बिछाई थी .. लेकिन तब रेल इंजन का अविष्कार नही हुआ था इसलिए कोच को बैल खीचते थे
YAGNOPVEET OF PANDIT NEHRU RARE
vintage photographs of a little girl in costume
UDAY SHANKAR AND ZOHRA SEHGAL

                                THE PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE OF GWALIOR FORTRESS 1882

the last train dhaka to calcutta pathetic 1947
Surrender of Pakistan
Indira Gandhi celebrating festival
Nehru riding a yak in bhutan 1956
Nehru as a Cadet at HARROW
PASSENGERS UNLOADING FROM NARROW GAUGE TRAIN AT STATION IN ALIPORE
MIG above the India gate in 1960
MG Road Baroda british 1890
Maharaja Rana of Dholpur Sir Bhagat Singh 1870
Maharaja of REWA the XXIV King Bhav Singh Ju Deo 1877
last time Netaji was arrested by british police
Group of state elephants with ceremonial howdahs at varanasi ca 1865
Kesar Bagh Lucknow 1866
EAST INDIA COIN OF 1835
Astronomical Observatory at Jaipur 1931
AFTER MARRIED SANJAY AND MANEKA WITH INDIRA ON DINNER

                                                    Chandrashekhar ajad ji’s Body

                                               Dharmendra with First Wife

Indian women commercial pilot. 1953Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Dining car of Imperial Indian Mail, 1929..
A gold 25-kori coin from Kutch, with the date 1863 AH and a Persian dedication to Queen Victoria on one side; and the date VS 1920, and the name of Pragmalji II (r.1860-1875),

 “The Maharajah Scindia of Gwalior” (r.1843-1886) as seen in the Illustrated London News, 1875

                                   A gold mohur from Jodhpur, also using both scripts

 This dokdo from the state of Junagarh, minted in 1906, used Hindi and Urdu on opposite faces

The Viceroy’s Durbar Room, a news photo, 1946
This is the only known photo of the silver throne of the Scindias in shape of “Shesh Naag” serpent. (Source: Gwalior Today, Gwalior State Publication, 1935)

                                  
                             The Maharajah of Bhavnagar (Gujarat) and his courtiers, c.1880

                                 H.H.the late Maharajah of Patalia a gelatin photo, c.1900

Nehru being sworn in by Lord Mountbatten Aug 15, 1947!!

                              Apollo 10 Command Module in the Modern World Gallery

Arnold At Tajmahal , On 03.02.2012 yesterday
SAVARKAR

                            Two Maratha Boys from Akalkot – Bombay (Mumbai) 1867

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

Throng of people crowding the ticket windows at Howrah railroad station as they hope to escape to the villages to avoid the riots which are destroying their business & homes in the riot of August 1946 (The great Calcutta Killing).Photo taken by LIFE Magazine.

                                    
                                             the boys carry atom bomb for Hirosima

Graham Bell with his 1st invented tele phone

30 jul 1987 During the ceremonial send off, he had to perform the usual inspection of the guard of honour at the airport. As he was doing so, a naval rating (sailor), who was part of the guard of honour contingent, reversed his rifle and tried to hit Rajiv on the head with it. Had he succeeded it may well have proved fatal. More than anything else it was Rajiv’s own agility and quick reflexes that saved him. He darted to one side and at the same time the officer in charge of the guard of honour leapt at the man and pushed him aside, an act that caused the blow to lose some of its force. Nevertheless the rifle struck Rajiv a glancing blow on his shoulder. A split second later one of his Special Protection Group (that look after Indian VIP’s security) men grabbed the rating and threw him to the ground

DELHI DARBAAR

Howrah bridge was constructing in 1880 century

 

Sikh Soldiers in World War-II with Sahib Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Last Train from Lahore 1947

Most Expensive Books In The World

$ 30.8 million in 1994, the auction Christies[($ 44,6 million in current prices *)

Notebook entries by Leonardo da Vinci, made during his life in Milan in 1506-1510, respectively. The manuscript consists of 18 sheets of paper covered on both sides and folded in such a way that together they formed a 72-page book. Leonardo notes written in a special way, his own “mirror” type – they can be read only by means of a mirror. Entries are devoted to various events, mused about the nature of which Leonardo: why the moon is shining, why and how the water flows in rivers, where are the fossils of which are minerals and so on. Notebook also contains a large number of mathematical calculations, diagrams and drawings. “Leicester” code was named after the Earl of Leicester, who bought the manuscript in 1717. In 1980, the book’s heirs Lester bought the famous industrialist, collector and friend of the Soviet Armand Hammer, after which he served for a short period called the “Code Hammer» (Codex Hammer). After his death in 1994 the code was put up for auction, in which was acquired by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and he regularly exhibited in museums.

Rabinnath Tagore at IRAN PARLIAMENT at 1930
Photograph of a Class in the Parsi Virbaiji School at Karachi in Sind – 1873
Maharani of Sikkim 1900

Photograph of the Maharani of Sikkim from the ‘Wheeler Collection: Portraits of Indian Rulers,’ was taken possibly by Johnston and Hoffmann c.1900. Stephen Wheeler, the donor of the collection, was presumably related to J. Talboys Wheeler, organiser of the 1877 durbar and author of ‘The History of the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi’ (London, [1877]). Full-length seated portrait of the Maharani of Sikkim, wife of Maharaja Thotab Namgue and stepmother of Maharaj Kumar Sidkyong Tulku. This photograph was possibly taken by John Claude White, c.1900 and marketed by Johnston & Hoffmann. The Maharaja of Sikkam’s family originated from Lhasa in Tibet and settled in Sikkim in the mid 17th century. Puntso Namgye, the head of the family, was sent three Tibetan monks (professors of Myingmapa- the ‘red cap’ sect) to convert Lepchas of Sikkim to to their sect of Buddhism. The descendants of Puntso Namgye became the Raja’s of Sikkim.
 

A royal elephant flanked by guards awaits the Maharaja – 1929 this is a Hand colour picture created by National Geo…channel’s Artist

 NEHRU IN RSS UNIFORM

                          Jagadish Chandra Bose in Royal Institution, London , With his invented radio

PAKISTAN Vs BANGLADESH WAR 1971

GANDHI FUNERAL

                              
                                                         NETAJI in JAPAN 1945

                                                   vivekanand in 1885 in calcutta

                                         swarnamoyee devi vivekananda’s sister

                                                      sir jagdish chandra bose

                                            shaheed e azam bhagat singh ji at 11years

                                   original carbon filament bulb from thomas edison

netaji’s father jankinath bose

                                                            netaji in EGYPT

                                      Netaji in WAR UNIFORM with AUTOGRAPH

                                                      NETAJI In KOLKATA

Neta ji in amritsar in 1938

A warrior ready in tournament in JAIPUR 1929

GANDHI MURDER TRIAL AT RED FORT , ( LEFT TO RIGHT )

                      NATHURAM GODSE , APTE , KARKARE , BADGE ( APPROVER )
            MADANLAL , GOPAL GODSE , SHANKAR KISTAYYA , SAVARKAR AND
  DR PARACHURE ( HIDDEN ) 22 JUNE 1948— ,
                                                 

wedding picture of JAWAHARLAL & KAMLA nehru

Thakur Ramkrishna paramhans

                                                      1st Mobile phone of the world

Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor (standing); Prithviraj Kapoor
with Randhir Kapoor on his lap and Shashi Kapoor (sitting) 1954             
                                                    
Life During Calcutta (Kolkata) Communal Riot – August 1946

Corpses lying in a cart on their way to be cremated after bloody rioting— with Writuparna Dutta, Sharanya Sengupta and Bodhisattwa Biswas.

 

Before independence MAP

Rajiv Gandhi and mamta bannerjee

Allahabd Mahkumbh Satelite pics
Rabindranath Tagore laying the foundation stone of Mahajati Sadan and Subhas Chandra Bose, Mayor of Calcutta

Netaji with members of INA

                                                     Netaji with Jinnah on Hindu-Muslim question

                       Subhas Chandra Bose, President of the 1938 Haripura session of the Congress

Netaji with Hitler

                                                     
                                         Netaji on the cover of Time magazine during the thirties
                                             

                                Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose with Heinrich Himmler                                                      

Greater East Asia Conference in November 1943, Participants Left to right: Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tōjō, Wan Waithayakon, José P. Laurel, Subhas Chandra BoseMaw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tōjō, Wan Waithayakon, José P. Laurel, Subhas Chandra Bose
The crew of the Japanese submarine I-29 after the rendezvous with the German submarine U-180 300 sm southeast from Madagascar. At bottom left is Subhash Chandra Bose. Date : 28 April 1943

                                           
                                                                    Netaji with Nazis…

Netaji, Sarojini Naidu,and others having food together….

                                                                            Netas’ji letter

                              Netaji coming out of Cellular jail….After establishing Azad Hind Govt in the island…

                                          Netaji on his way … he was under house arrest at this period…

rare pic of Netaji….
A letter wrote by subhas chandra bose to his mother prabhabati devi…….

                                         
  Netaji inspecting Guard of honor in Andaman islands…renamed as swaraj and swadhin islands…..
 

a rare painting of RABINDRANATH TAGORE by ABANINDRANATH tagore

                                     
 

Gandhiji in ‘Gandhi Cap’ , 1920

                                                                         Netaji as a CHILD
                                                    
 
                                                                          Young Neta JI
 

                                      Churchgate Station & Western Railway building

Quaid-azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah with his daughter Dina( at residence in Bombay)

                                                    Marilyn Monroe in 1946.

 

                                                     Charlie Chaplin

                                                              Bruce lee

                        Leaflet thrown by Bhagat Singh in Central Assembly Hall, New Delhi (1929)

                                                    Raja Ram Mohan Rai

                                       Shubhas Chandra Bose during Germany visit

               Shahrukh khan, salman khan, hrthik roshan on the sets of karan arjun (1995)

Satellite photos taken in 2001 at Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.

                                                HOWRAH STATION during 1947

The first three Presidents of India: Dr Rajendra Prasad (1950-62), Dr Radhakrishnan (1962-67) and Dr Zakir Hussain (1967-69) at a condolence meeting of Parliamentarians on Nehru’s death

The first Republic Day Parade on 26 January 1950, was held at the ground where the National Stadium stands today with the Purana Quila in the background. It was only after this that its venue shifted to India Gate. This picture shows Dr Rajendra Prasad taking the salute without any security surrounding him.
ahatma Gandhi’s body at Birla House. Sardar Patel, Nehru, Mountbatten, Baldev Singh, and Gandhi’s son Ramdas are seen in the picture.
Siddhi Sai Baba original very old..
India’s first woman press photographer Homai Vyarawalla, who passed away January 15, 2012, captured the last days of the British Empire in Camouflage India
its the pic of 8th feb 1958 Munich air disaster……8 talented Manchester united player were died in this accident.

Rare photo of Dargah Sharif Ajmer

                                                        
                                                                         Swamiji in California, 1900

                                                                            CTC Tram

A long Bangla poem written by ‘Kabibar Radha Madhum Mitra’ on the occassion of visit to India   by               Prince and Princess of Wales, 1905-06.
 

                                                             Coca Cola…. 1899-till date

Student-of-University-of-Madras,

Preparations-for-exams (working-hard, they-tie-hair-to-nail-in-wall-to-prevent-falling-into-sleep)

                                                          howrah motor corporation at british time

                                         Mahatma & Sarojini_Naidu 1930s during Dandi March

congress 1925 in Kanpur… gandhiji, nehuruji and other leaders…

                                                                                A nnie Besant

                                                  Gandhiji picking up salt….breaking the Salt law

             Tagore delivering his famous essay “Crisis of Civilization” on his last birthday

                                                           Tagore with Pandit Bhim Rao Shastri…..

                Radhika Mohan and Baba Alauddin performing live somewhere in the 1930s

A young Amjad Ali Khan congratulating Radhika Mohan on being awarded the Sangeet Natak Award…..

         

                                               
                                                        swami ji photosession in HOLLYWOOD
Swamiji with his friends (‘Gurubhai’s) at his Baranagar Residence..
                                World Parliament of Religions 1893 Chicago…Closing Ceremony..
Original Ticket of TITANIC
                                                                    
Alois Schickelgruber and Klara Poelzl, Hitler’s parents in 1890 appr. This is the third marriage of Schickelgruber. According to some indications Klara is the niece of Alois.

                                                  Swami Vivekananda Speech at Chicago Sept 11, 1983

                                            
                                 chausath yogini mandin in M.P. .our parliament design is based on it ………
This is in Chicago, Illinois, not in Michigan. Name of the main road is Michigan Avenue though.
Swami Vivekananda….Baranagar monastery…. 
                                                                   My friend Hitler….from Gandhi
                                                sir C V Raman with his Raman effect on black board..
 
                                                     Charlie Chaplin with Mahatma Gandhi…!!!!
From Left: Indira Gandhi (2), Vice President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (3), Queen Elizabeth II (4), President of India Dr, Rajendra Prasad (5), Prince Philip Husband of Queen (6), Vijaya Laxmi Pandit (7), Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru – photo taken by Life Magazine 0n 1961
Chandrashekar Azad’s dead body kept on public display by the British to serve as a warning message for other revolutionaries. Betrayed by an informer on 27 February 1931 Azad was encircled by British troops in the Alfred park, Allahabad. He kept on fighting till the last bullet.Finding no other alternative, except surrender,Chandrashekar Azad shot himself.
 
Russel Pookutty,A.R.Rahman, Zakir Hussain, Akon, Sivamani…. A very rare photo…
                                                      original picture of mahatma Gandhi after death!
 
The site of the India’s 1st Nuclear test , the pic was taken aftr explosion . The Smiling Buddha, was the codename given to Republic of India’s first nuclear test explosion that took place at the long-constructed Indian Army base, Pokhran Test Range at Pokhran municipality, Rajasthan state on 18 May 1974 at 8:05 a.m
                The Big Three of the Russian Revolution! Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky.
         The very founders of Communism in Russia, they were the best of friends and enemies!
                                                  Reviewing the troops of the Azad Hind Fauj……….
 
                                 A soldier of the Azad Hind Fauj at a function in Berlin, 1944….
Germany, 1945.By the state of the Brandenburg Gate and with Russian atop tanks we can quite welly understand that they have won the war.
This photo was to be sent by speed post to Stalin, who wanted to show the world the power of the Red Army. Unfortunately, the Germans had not yet surrendered (Photo taken:01 May 1945, German Surrender:06 May, 1945) and the unarmed courier was hit by artillery. This photo was later found by the Americans and it now resides at the Berlin Museum.
This photo will really stir our patiotism. The Indian flag glown for the first time from the Red Fort. Taken from a very different angle, Prime Minister Nehru can also be seen at the bottom.
Probably the only photo of Rabindranath Tagore smiling, this is one in a million.
Rabindranath Tagore in Russia, 1930.
Probably the third Indian to be invited to the then newly found Communist State, Tagore was amazed and he wrote:
“Here is not like Europe. In all my travels I have never seen a European country so closely resembling my country yet miles away from it! The dirty roads, small houses, poor but happy people. But they have one thing that we don’t – the power of brotherhood, which an ignorant Indian like myself am surprised to see”.
 
 
Shahid Minar, or as it was called then, The Holwell Monument in 1945.
It was the only free standing structure which was never struck by a bomb in the World War 2 when Calcutta was bombed.
The Monument, actually dedicated to the sufferers of the Black Hole of Calcutta is now officially a monument dedicated to the Martyrs who died for the Independence of our country.
 
One of the most rarest photos taken – The Mona Lisa photographed for the first time with the Louvre Officials; circa 1859
                                                                   rare pic from the Raj days…..
rare view of the President’s palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi .
Queen Elizabeth at Durgapur
H.H. The Nizam VI – Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 1869-1911.
Nizam was a title given to the rulers of the state of Hyderabad in India. These rulers belonged to the Asaf Jah dynasty. Asaf Jah was a title assumed by Mir Qa…mar-ud-Din, a viceroy of the Deccan, under the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who split from the crumbling Mughal Empire and in 1720 declared himself an independent state. His successors, henceforth were known by the title of Nizam.
In 1948 the independent state of Hyderabad was annexed by the newly independent India. A total of 7 nizams ruled Hyderabad and evidence of their rule can still be seen today in   Hyderabad   
                                       
 
pic of Sikh Guru Dhan Dhan Sahib Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji saroop wich is only 1inch in length and Wedth,
This Saroop Of Sahib Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was printed on that time of WW2 when all Sikh soldiers of British Army want daily Darshan of Guru Sahib Ji in 1945. this saroop have all bani of Guru Granth Sahib Ji like than other saroops from Ang 1 to 1430.
and now this sroop is subaemaan in Birdd Saroop Ghar of Harmandir Sahib Ji room no.15 in cempuse of Shri Akaal Takhat Sahib Ji
India’s First Independence Day Celebrations pic
                                                   India’s First Independence Day Celebrations pic
his is an Advertisement …. of … January. 1899 ….. from Kolkata
This advertisement soliciting enquirers for installation of wiring and fitting appeared in January, 1899
    In a never-published Vandivert photograph, LIFE war correspondent Percy Knauth (left) sifts     through dirt and debris in the shallow trench in the garden of the Reich Chancellery where the   bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun are believed to have been burned after their suicides.
With only candles to light their way, war correspondents examine a couch stained with blood (see dark patch on the arm of the sofa) located inside Hitler’s bunker. In his typed notes Vandivert wrote: “Pix of [correspondents] looking at sofa where Hitler and Eva shot themselves. Note bloodstains on arm of soaf where Eva bled. She was seated at far end …. Hitler sat in middle and fell forward, did not bleed on sofa. This is in Hitler’s sitting room.
                                                                   marilyn monroe..
                                                                         stalin…
                                                               SRK’s application in DU
 
            Marriage Photograph of Devdas Gandhi, Youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi with C.  Rajagopalachari’s Daughter Lakshmi in 1933
 
 
Picture from an Einsatzgruppen soldier’s personal album, labelled on the back as “Last Jew of Vinnitsa, it shows a member of Einsatzgruppe D is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred at the time.
in amritsar 1938
Nehru’s Cabinet seen at lunch hosted by Sardar Patel after C. Rajagopalachari became Governer-General, 1948. Seated here are: Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, Baldeve Singh, Maulana Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru, C. Rajagopalachari, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, John Matthai, Jagjivan Ram, Mr Gadgil, Mr Neogi, Dr Ambedkar, Shyama Prasad Mookherji, Gopalaswamy Iyengar and Jayaramdas Daulatram.
The ceremonial ride of Dr Rajendra Prasad through Vijay Chowk upon becoming the first President of India.
— Swami Vivekananda’s two brothers: Mahendranath and Bhupendranath Datta
Rabindranath Tagore with his children-(from left)daughter Mira, son Rathindranath, daughter-in-law Pratima, daughter Bela—

I discovered this advertisement from a very old house of Collegestreet …. when the century old dumping room was being cleaned after really a long time …..

The arraival of refregerator — December, 1925

This advertisement which introduced electericity as a modern wizard to the citizens of Kolkata, appeared as late as 1940, Nearly half a century after electricity came to Kolkata.

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala in the First World War—

A photograph, circa 1895 showing a 7pdr Mountain gun of Hazara Battery in Hazara listing the crew’s ranks in the caption

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6 thoughts on “संस्कृति – Rare Photographs

  1. Anonymous says:

    very good

  2. raju says:

    The photo of Nehru in RSS uniform. The photo was taken on the occassion of the Kanpur Session of the AICC (1930)when Congress declared that 'poorna swaraj' is its goal. Nehru is in Congress Sewa dal outfit.

  3. chandrawati says:

    very beautiful and knowledgable.wo baaten bhi he jo aabhi tak kisi ko pata nahi yadi ye blog nahota to sayad koi jan hi nahi pata .thanks

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for theis effort.
    at times , again an eye opener

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