From A Sleepy Koli fishing hamlet to the financial capital of India, Mumbai has a very long journey. The Portuguese who were its earlier inhabitant gave it it’s name – “Bom Bai” or “The Good Bay“. Initially, Initially Bombay is an archipelago of 7 islands, this port city rose to prominence after the East India Company deemed it fit for trading and shifted base from Surat(Gujrat). After massive construction efforts and series of reclamations, Bombay became what is it today. Join our panorama view of what Bombay looked like in the 19th and 20th century, – we put together some unbelievable Rare and Old Pictures of Bombay. This will let you know how significant this city has been over the period of time.

20 Rare and Old Pictures of Bombay

These 20 Rare and Old Pictures of Bombay will memorize the past days of Mumbai and the journey from Bombay to Mumbai.

1. This Undated Picture of Marine Drive shows a Parsi family while evening walk down on Marine Drive

Picture of Marine Drive shows a Parsi family while evening walk down on Marine Drive

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2. Old vintage Pic of the crowd watching plane from visitors gallery at Bombay Airport Mumbai Maharashtra India 1962

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3. Colaba Sea face

Colaba Sea face

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4. 1955 A Movie advertising Poster of the film “Patat Pawan” on a street in Bombay

1955 A Movie advertising Poster of the film "Patat Pawan" on a street in Bombay

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5. Rare Vintage photograph of Crawford Market

Rare Vintage photograph of Crawford Market

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6. Trams and First BEST Bus in Mumbai

Trams and First BEST Bus in Mumbai

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7. Vintage photo of Times of India building Mumbai

Vintage photo of Times of India building Mumbai

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8. Old days of Bhendy Bazar Road – Bombay(Mumbai) – Circa-1870’s

Old days of Bhendy Bazar Road - Bombay(Mumbai)

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9. Century-Old black and white photos of trams

Century-Old black and white photos of trams

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10. Bombay Harbour Docks 1870

Bombay Harbour Docks 1870

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11. Bombay Mumbai_Harbour Sence c1880

Bombay Mumbai_Harbour

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12. Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai art exhibition, Old Mumbai Photographs

Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai art exhibition, Old Mumbai Photographs

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13. Vintage Picture of Lamington-Road

Vintage Picture of Lamington-Road

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14. Gateway of India 1911

Gateway of India 1911

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15. Mahalakshmi Railway Station

old and rare picture of Mahalakshmi Railway Station

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16. Street in Bombay 1860

Street in Bombay 1860

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17. The Rolls Royce Depot street in Bombay 1860

The Rolls Royce Depot street in Bombay 1860

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18. The Queen’s Statue Bombay (Mumbai) – Circa-1870

The Queen's Statue Bombay (Mumbai)

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19. Victoria Terminus Bombay in 1950 (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus)

Victoria Terminus Bombay in 1950 (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus)

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20. Watson’s Hotel Bombay(Mumbai) c1880’s

Watson's Hotel Bombay(Mumbai) c1880's
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