Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/5/2012

Days of the Raj remembered: Amazing collection of photographs depicting life in India a century ago are found in an old shoebox

A tennis party pose among tea trolleys: full-length dresses and sun hats for the ladies; shirt-sleeve order, neat moustaches and optional pipe for the men.

This is just one of many photographs showing life in India at least a century ago – and they were all found in a shoebox.

One image shows buildings in the city of Calcutta lit up over the Lal Dighi body of water, commemorating a British royal visit, while another depicts ships arriving at the Chandpal Ghat, the main landing site for visitors to the city along the Hooghly River. for more click here

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