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Chennai in B&W: Images from the archives

India | News18.com | May 17, 2017, 1:18 pm
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 circa 1950: Men bringing in man-drawn rickshaws to be added to the large number of them stacked up in front of the Deputy Commsioner of Traffic's office at Madras (now Chennai) after a ban forbidding their use. They are to be replaced by cycle rickshaws, a combination of rickshaw and bicycle. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

circa 1950: Men bringing in man-drawn rickshaws to be added to the large number of them stacked up in front of the Deputy Commsioner of Traffic's office at Madras (now Chennai) after a ban forbidding their use. They are to be replaced by cycle rickshaws, a combination of rickshaw and bicycle. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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 1895: Madras (now Chennai) - street scene (Photo: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress)

1895: Madras (now Chennai) - street scene (Photo: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress)

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 1958: Street scene (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1958: Street scene (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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 April 2, 1929: A demonstration in Madras (now Chennai),calling for a boycott of the Simon Commission. The demonstrators are carrying black banners with the slogan 'Simon Go Back'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

April 2, 1929: A demonstration in Madras (now Chennai),calling for a boycott of the Simon Commission. The demonstrators are carrying black banners with the slogan 'Simon Go Back'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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 circa 1950: The Assembly Building in Madras (now Chennai), formerly the Senate House. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

circa 1950: The Assembly Building in Madras (now Chennai), formerly the Senate House. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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 1910: The Maduraroyal toll-gate at the 8th mile point on the Madras (now Chennai) to Bombay trunk road. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1910: The Maduraroyal toll-gate at the 8th mile point on the Madras (now Chennai) to Bombay trunk road. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 circa 1865: British General Augustus William Ritherdon (1823 - 1899) boards a carriage in Madras with his daughter. (Photo by Otto Herschan/Getty Images)

circa 1865: British General Augustus William Ritherdon (1823 - 1899) boards a carriage in Madras with his daughter. (Photo by Otto Herschan/Getty Images)

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 St George's Cathedral in Madras (now Chennai), circa 1865. Designed by JL Caldwell of the British East India Company, the Anglican (now Church of South India) cathedral was built in 1815. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

St George's Cathedral in Madras (now Chennai), circa 1865. Designed by JL Caldwell of the British East India Company, the Anglican (now Church of South India) cathedral was built in 1815. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 March 29, 1912: Rath Yatra at Mylapore, Madras (now Chennai). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

March 29, 1912: Rath Yatra at Mylapore, Madras (now Chennai). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 The Madras High Court, November 1927. The complex was built in 1892 in the Indo-Saracenic style. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Madras High Court, November 1927. The complex was built in 1892 in the Indo-Saracenic style. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 circa 1960: A man with a cow on a leading rope stops in a street in Madras (now Chennai) to allow it to drink water. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

circa 1960: A man with a cow on a leading rope stops in a street in Madras (now Chennai) to allow it to drink water. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

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 1895: Madras (now Chennai) - view from the harbour (Image: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress)

1895: Madras (now Chennai) - view from the harbour (Image: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress)

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 July 11, 1944: A young girl from Madras (now Chennai) holding a statuette of the Buddha. (Photo by Tunbridge-Sedgwick Pictorial Press/Getty Images)

July 11, 1944: A young girl from Madras (now Chennai) holding a statuette of the Buddha. (Photo by Tunbridge-Sedgwick Pictorial Press/Getty Images)

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 A merchant's house in Madras (now Chennai), 1895 (Image: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress)

A merchant's house in Madras (now Chennai), 1895 (Image: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress)

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 National volunteers, supporters of Mahatma Gandhi march through the streets of Madras (now Chennai) carrying the banner of home rule, 1930. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

National volunteers, supporters of Mahatma Gandhi march through the streets of Madras (now Chennai) carrying the banner of home rule, 1930. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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 November 6, 1945: Women volunteers carrying flags are parading through the streets of Madras (now Chennai), demonstrating for home rule for India. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

November 6, 1945: Women volunteers carrying flags are parading through the streets of Madras (now Chennai), demonstrating for home rule for India. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

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 circa 1955: A temple tank in Madras (now Chennai) (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

circa 1955: A temple tank in Madras (now Chennai) (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images)

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 1961: St George's Fort in Madras (now Chennai), the site of one of the earliest British settlements in India around which the city subsequently developed. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

1961: St George's Fort in Madras (now Chennai), the site of one of the earliest British settlements in India around which the city subsequently developed. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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 1895:  People at the pier (Image: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress). <strong>Also see: </strong>

1895: People at the pier (Image: William Henry Jackson/Library of Congress). Also see:

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