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Mumbai in B&W: Images from the archives

India | News18.com | May 2, 2017, 4:14 pm
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Hornby Road in Bombay (now Mumbai), circa 1930. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Hornby Road in Bombay (now Mumbai), circa 1930. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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circa 1900:  The Cotton Green in Bombay (now Mumbai), where bales of cotton are piled by the dockside. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1900: The Cotton Green in Bombay (now Mumbai), where bales of cotton are piled by the dockside. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A group of sex workers standing outside the 'cages' from which they work in Bombay (now Mumbai)(Image: Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

A group of sex workers standing outside the 'cages' from which they work in Bombay (now Mumbai)(Image: Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

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1946: Crowds surging through the streets setting fire to lorries and cars during rioting in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

1946: Crowds surging through the streets setting fire to lorries and cars during rioting in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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circa 1915: Trams passing the grand facade of Victoria Railway Station in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

circa 1915: Trams passing the grand facade of Victoria Railway Station in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

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circa 1955: A poster advertising the film 'Patat Pawan' on a street in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Three Lions/Getty Images)

circa 1955: A poster advertising the film 'Patat Pawan' on a street in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Three Lions/Getty Images)

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circa 1940:  A crowd of 'Desh Sevikas' marching to a meeting called by the Bombay Prohibitions Board in the pouring rain.  (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1940: A crowd of 'Desh Sevikas' marching to a meeting called by the Bombay Prohibitions Board in the pouring rain. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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circa 1970: Customers queue outside a dry food shop in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

circa 1970: Customers queue outside a dry food shop in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

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1933:  Indian cricketers Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, left (known as CK Nayudu, 1895-1967) and Nanik Amarnath Bharadwaj (known as Lala Bharadwaj 1911-2000) coming out to bat during the First Test Match against England in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Central Press/Getty Images)

1933: Indian cricketers Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, left (known as CK Nayudu, 1895-1967) and Nanik Amarnath Bharadwaj (known as Lala Bharadwaj 1911-2000) coming out to bat during the First Test Match against England in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Central Press/Getty Images)

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The Monkey Temple on the Kalbadevi Road in southern Bombay (now Mumbai), circa 1890. Built in 1875 and dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, it is also known as the Dwarkadhish Temple, Radheshyam Temple or Sunderbagh. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Monkey Temple on the Kalbadevi Road in southern Bombay (now Mumbai), circa 1890. Built in 1875 and dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, it is also known as the Dwarkadhish Temple, Radheshyam Temple or Sunderbagh. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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circa 1930:  A Bombay shopkeeper snatches a rest.  (Image: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

circa 1930: A Bombay shopkeeper snatches a rest. (Image: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

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May 1, 1963: A little girl balancing on a fellow beggar's hand on a street in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Mike Geary/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

May 1, 1963: A little girl balancing on a fellow beggar's hand on a street in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Mike Geary/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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circa 1946: British troops on guard in Bombay (now Mumbai) preceding Indian independence.  (Image: Three Lions/Getty Images)

circa 1946: British troops on guard in Bombay (now Mumbai) preceding Indian independence. (Image: Three Lions/Getty Images)

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circa 1910: A party in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1910: A party in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Pope Paul VI (1897-1978) arrives in Bombay (now Mumbai), on December 2, 1964. (Image: Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Pope Paul VI (1897-1978) arrives in Bombay (now Mumbai), on December 2, 1964. (Image: Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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circa 1955:  A fleet of trucks for the distribution of milk at the milk plant administered by the Government of Bombay.  (Image: Three Lions/Getty Images)

circa 1955: A fleet of trucks for the distribution of milk at the milk plant administered by the Government of Bombay. (Image: Three Lions/Getty Images)

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1946:  In the final phase of the Bombay riots, the post office building was set alight.  (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

1946: In the final phase of the Bombay riots, the post office building was set alight. (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

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October 15, 1942:  Women volunteers from Congress walk through the streets of Bombay (now Mumbai) shouting slogans during disturbances in the city.  (Image: Keystone/Getty

October 15, 1942: Women volunteers from Congress walk through the streets of Bombay (now Mumbai) shouting slogans during disturbances in the city. (Image: Keystone/Getty

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October 1942:  During demonstrations in Bombay (now Mumbai), the Bombay City police used tear smoke to clear the crowd. A woman who was overcome by the smoke is carried from the area.  (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

October 1942: During demonstrations in Bombay (now Mumbai), the Bombay City police used tear smoke to clear the crowd. A woman who was overcome by the smoke is carried from the area. (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

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March 1928: The High Court, Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

March 1928: The High Court, Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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1967:  A European man attends a polling station staffed by Indian women in Bombay (now Mumbai).  (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

1967: A European man attends a polling station staffed by Indian women in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Keystone/Getty Images)

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Police make arrests during disturbances in Bombay (now Mumbai) following the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi, in January 1932. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Police make arrests during disturbances in Bombay (now Mumbai) following the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi, in January 1932. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The Mercantile Bank of India under construction in Bombay (now Mumbai).    (Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Mercantile Bank of India under construction in Bombay (now Mumbai). (Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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A mile long procession of people from all communities makes its way along a street in Bombay (now Mumbai) during the celebrations to mark the founding of the Indian Republic.   (Image: Central Press/Getty Images)

A mile long procession of people from all communities makes its way along a street in Bombay (now Mumbai) during the celebrations to mark the founding of the Indian Republic. (Image: Central Press/Getty Images)

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January 29 1946:  The police form a human barricade during an unauthorised religious procession through Bombay (now Mumbai), which soon turned into a riot. The procession was also intended to commemorate the birthday of Subhas Chandra Bose, who reportedly died the year before in a plane crash.  (Image: Central Press/Getty Images)

January 29 1946: The police form a human barricade during an unauthorised religious procession through Bombay (now Mumbai), which soon turned into a riot. The procession was also intended to commemorate the birthday of Subhas Chandra Bose, who reportedly died the year before in a plane crash. (Image: Central Press/Getty Images)