Days of the Raj – Calcutta (Kolkata), India, 1912

These plate-glass negatives were found inside a shoebox by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh, UK.

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Akshaya Verma
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I believe there has been corruption and poor management by the State Governments which should be identified before the Federal Government takes over, to avoid being blamed for past actions detrimental to the environmental health of the nation.

Mihir
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Quite sanititized visions of the days of the Raj I thought. Does not give room for the racial injustices committed…

Gabriella
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Ah one more for the memory lane, and what a beautiful lane..

Dipu
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Nostalgic depicitions – i like such pictures. Thanks…

Benito
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precious archival material..not many care about archives anymore unfortunately.

Gregorio
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Love these pics!!

elena
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Love historical records…… Thank you.

gunjan
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I lovve pics dripping with history…ty so much.

Hector C
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Thanks for sharing these, I am doing some archival research and it has been a good insight.

Greg
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What a pleasure it will be to have a haircut sitting down by the roadside, and no screaming traffic and smog.

nk
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very nostalgic images!

DS
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Great historical snaps, any notes on who might have clicked these..?

c sinha
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great archival material. hope they are not disposed off in a shoebox again. :]

v kumar
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nice pics. i like history, so it is nice to c these pics.

K Tulsiani
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Not much has changed the colonizer and colonized remain. Just look at the so called “BPO”s.

bornali
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I like b&w photographs, more feel and power to evoke. any ideas who took these photographs?

Loretta Neale
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This is really ‘down memory lane’. I like how photograohs manage to evoke mood and time. *Like*

Kelli Taylor
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Amazing find in a shoebox hehe.

Priyanka Banerjee
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A century ago… awesome snaps. But India is no much different now in terms of population etc. , I think..

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