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A personal photo research of Pune City, through last 3 centuries.It is a collection for general knowledge of history. no commercial expectations; purely for enrichment about the knowledge of the history


    Compiled by-
    Dr.Avinash Bhondwe
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  • Shaniwarwada- Bazar 1900
  • 1900
  • Shaniwarwada- 1900
    Bullock carts passing through
  • Shaniwarwada- The place used to be a play ground & for Big Ceremonies
  • The almost ruined Palace of the Peshwas on November 25, 1960.
  • In side Shaniwarwada
  • Shaniwarwada Inside view
  • ChimnaBagh at Shaniwarwada.
  • Aerial View of Shaniwarwada with Parvati
  • parvati
  • A painting depicting ShrimantNanasahebPeshwa's boat ride in the "Sarasbaug" Lake
  • Parvati-1849
  • 1875
    Visits Parvati
    on Elephants
  • Visit of Prince of Wells
  • The Devdeveshwar
    Mandir at Parvati
  • This print shows a distant view of the temple on Parbaty or Parvati Hill, built by PeshwaBalajiRao in about 1758, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s.
  • Photograph of a distant view of the temple on Parbati Hill in Pune from the 'Lee-Warner Collection: 'Bombay Presidency. William Lee Warner C.S.' taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s
  • Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati, Poona.
    3 January 1868.
  • Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd dated to 1832
  • Talyatala Ganpati with Parvati view
  • A distant view of the temple Parvati Hill with the Lake
    dated in 1860s.
  • Parvati in 1900
  • View of Parvati 1904
  • Photograph of Parvati Hill in the 1870s.
  • Parvati
  • DEVDEVESHWAR MandirParvati-
  • Old Pune City from Parvati
  • The Devdeveshwar Temple On Parvati Hill Has Witnessed The Miracles Of Faith
    As Well As The Vagaries Of History
  • Parvati Temple -1876
  • Parvati Temple- 1905
  • DEVDEVESHWAR MandirParvati- 1910
  • In 1870
  • An overview of Pune city, the capital of the state of Maharashtra is seen from Parvati on January 1, 1945
  • Parvati & Mutha Canal
  • Parvati Temple- 1900
  • Sarasbaug
  • HISTORIC PERIODbrforepeshwas
  • SongatyanchaKhel
  • Kasba-Ganpati
  • A drawing of the Pataleshvara or Panchaleshvara cave temple- 1860
  • Pataleshwar Caves- 1803
  • Pataleshwar Caves- Next to JM Temple
  • A haggadah published for the Bene Israel community in India,( Poona, 1874). features seder illustrations that show Indian dress and customs
    Jews in Pune
  • Navgraha Ganjifa Cards printed in Pune in1911
    Now in Raja Kelkar Museum
  • TrishundGanpati Temple
  • TrishundGanpati
  • Remains of a 600 year old temple at Bhosari which was destroyed 3 years ago to be replaced by a modern cement temple
  • 'Scindea Pet from the Horse Artillery Lines Poona. Decr. 1831 W.M.'
  • Mastanis Grave at Pabal
  • Omkareshwarmandir is a part of Pune legacy and heritage and a must see for the tourists
  • Mastani Talav
  • Vishrambaugwada -1960
  • Vishrambaugwada
  • Inside Vishrambaug
  • Inside Vishrambaugwada
  • Vishrambaugwada-
    Note 50 yrs ago there were no Hawkers
  • NAGARKHANA.RamMandir
  • Vishrambaugwada
    Vishrambaugwada (left) has no fire extinguisher within its 5,000 sq feet wooden structure and Nanawada (right) has bad electrification system
  • Raste Wada
  • Nana Wada, which was rebuilt during the British era with typical neo-Gothic arches.Only a part of the original wada remains to this day.

  • Belbag old
  • VitthalvadiMandir
    Shree JangaliMaharaj
  • JangaliMaharajMandir
  • ShriJangliMaharajMandir
  • BajiRao II signing the treaty of Bassein
  • MahadajiShinde
    A great Maratha Warrior
    & Statesman
  • ShindyanchiChhatri
  • Shivmandir
    The Samadhi of MahadhjiShinde at ShindeChattri
  • MadhavraoPeshvesDarbarArtist: Thomas Daniell, commissioned by Sir Charles Malet circa 1805
  • Raghunathrao
    -Raghoba Dada
  • Shrimant
  • SawaiMadhavRao, Maratha Peshwa and Nana Fadnavis with Attendants, 1792
  • SawaiMadhavRao, Maratha Peshwa and Nana Fadnavis with Attendants, 1792
  • Peshwe and his ministers at Poona.
    Drawn from an original sketch
    belonging to Sir Charles Malet Bart.
  • 1875 India Arch PoonahMadhava Hunting Palace
  • Old Wada -1875
    Place unknown
  • ShikarSwari
  • 'Countryhouse of Holkar. Nr. Artillery lines - Poonah'
    'Countryhouse of Holkar in ruins nr. Artillery lines - Poonah'
  • Anglo- Maratha Wars
    NanasahebPeshve- at the time- when captured by British Army
  • Cover about a book on
    BajiraoPeshwe II
  • Mount Stuart Elphinstone
    Last Resident of British
    To Peshwe
    In 1818
  • Nana Phadnavis
    Chief Minister
  • A story was published in the Madras Gazette (and later in the Gentleman's Magazine, London, October 1794) about an Indian bullock driver with the English army named Cowasjee who had his nose and one hand amputated by Sultan Tippoo
    during the war of 1792. The nose was reconstructed one year later by a man of the brick maker caste near Poonah. The operation was not uncommon in India and had been practised from time immemorial. A thin plate of wax is fitted to the stump of the nose so as to make a nose of good appearance. It is then flattened and laid on the forehead where a line is drawn around it. The forehead flap is cut with a razor, turned down and inserted into an incision to form the nose. The connecting slip of skin is divided about the 25th day.
  • Poona Hunt Stakes 1877
    Horses Polo Pony Race Old Print
  • 1st Battalion Worcestershire RegimentalFootball Team at Poona 1900's
  • British memsahib in India
  • 'A Sketch in the suburbs of the City of Poona. September 1871'
  • RECEPTION AT POONA (1882)The weekly garden party at Government House, attended by colonial officials and local notables
    Lieutenant Pattinson retakes a captured gun near Poona.
  • Departure from Pune - 1878
  • Poona- 1878
  • The 2 nd battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment POONA GUARDS
  • - Indian Sketches Pie-Sticking Poonah Pie Sticking Sport
  • POONA Light Horse
    POLO Player
    C 1900
  • BOATCLUB - 1877
  • Pune View 1875
  • Salt, Henry : Poonah, plate XIII, engraved by Daniel Havell 1785-1826 ( 1809)
  • 'A Street in the City of Poona [Pune]. 29th August 1871.
  • 'A Sketch in the suburbs of the City of Poonah. September 1871'
  • 'The JakkatMahal and Bridge
    City of Poona [Pune]. 9th October 1871'.
  • Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of Major Augustus Grafton's house at Pune (Poona) in Maharashtra
  • 'Holkar's Bridge near Kirkee
    during a flood. 28 July 1870'
  • Bungalow of William Wordsworth, Principal of the English College, Poona. 4 January 1868
  • Landscape showing the church, Poona. 1849 or 1850
  • Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of Major Augustus Grafton's house at Pune (Poona) in Maharashtra- 1832
  • Annie Kathleen Maxwell (Kilroy) Gosnell
    Backyard Cricket(1943, Poona)
    photo from Jerry Gosnell
  • Mula River from the Fitzgerald Bridge(Now Bund Garden Bridge) towards the Jamsetji Bund, with the Bund Gardens on the left, photo dating in 1870
  • Construction of the Bundgarden Bridge 1851
  • The Bund in the Making- 1851
  • Jejeebhoy [Jamsetjee] Bund, 1860
  • Bund, Poona, 1898
  • Bund Gardens from the Fitzgerald Bridge- 1869
  • In 1870
  • Bund Gardens- 1870
  • Bund Gardens- 1870
  • Lakes in Pune- 1857
  • Talyatala Ganpati-1857
  • Mutha River 1857
  • Photograph of Indian Army personnel, horses and cart,
    Poona, India, during the plague [1897]
  • Durham Light Infantry Officer, on a horse, on plague duty outside marked houses in Poona, India, 10 April 1897
  • Plague Duty -1897
  • A disinfecting station during the plague, Poona, India, 1897
  • Durham Light Infantry Officer, on a horse, on plague duty outside marked houses
    in Poona, India, 10 April 1897
  • Photograph of burial notices painted on the exterior wall of a building in Poona, India, at the time of the plague,., [1897]
  • People going to detachment camp
    during Plague epidemic 1897
  • Photograph of members of the Soldiers Christian Association, including a woman, taken at Poona, India, 1887
  • The cycling corps of the 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, riding bicycles along a track, taken at Poona, India, February 1897
  • Huntsmen and hounds 1897, Poona, India, 1897
  • Picnic party,, at Sangavi, near Poona, India, 1898
  • Photograph of a picnic group, taken at the top of Sinhagad, near Poona, India, 1898
  • Advertisement card for
    F.B. Stewart, photo artist, Poona, India,
    [ c.1898]
  • People assembled for a Bicycle Gymkhana,
    outside the Council Hall, Poona, India, [ c.1897]
  • The bicycle gymkhana,
    on the Gymkhana Ground,
    Poona, India,
    [ c.1897]
  • People seated at tea tables in the shade of trees near Kosherville Boathouse in Poona (Pune), India. In 1906
  • Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of Halifax (1881 - 1959), British Conservative statesman and Viceroy of India (1926 - 1931) in an official group photograph taken at Government House, Poona in connection with the Vice Regal visit. Viceroy is in the centre of the front row, sitting to the left of the Governor Aug. 1926
  • July 1880: Members of the Poona and Kirkee Hounds taken with the Governor at Kirkee
  • Prince Albert Victor- in Poona - 1889
    Governors House with Officers & Family
  • Officers rest house, Poona, India, c 1930
  • Birthplace of the Popular Game
    Badminton was in Pune in late 19 Century
    the game had been played for centuries by children in the Far East, and were adapted by British Army officers stationed in Pune (or Poona), India in the 1860s. They added a net and the game became a competitive sport called Poona", with documented rules in 1867.
  • The Temple at Wanowrie.
  • Landscape showing the church, Poona. 1849 or 1850
  • St.Pauls
  • The St. Mary's Church in Pune, 1930
  • The St. Mary's Church in Pune, 1930
  • St Mary's Church Poona
  • St Mary's Church Inset: 1950 -Father Wain
  • St Mary's Church,
    Pune (Poona), c. 1946
  • Racecourse
  • October 1899: Racegoers crowded in to the pavilion of Pune racecourse,
  • A Horserace going on Poona Racecource - 1900
  • 1930-32. Scenes from Poona races.
  • Scenes from Pune Race Course 1932
  • Poona Racecourse
  • 'The Bookies Shade, Poona Race Course', India [early 20th c.]
  • Wanowrie Military Barracks,
  • Camps of Seventh Day Adventists Missionaries
    in 1930
  • Boating in Sangam of Mula-Mutha 1880
  • Khadki Cantonment-1880
  • A smart looking fellow on a camel on Elphinstone Road.
  • Seventh Day Adventists
  • 7th Battalion Barracks at Poona, India (June/July 1942) (photo courtesy of CQMS Fred Weedman and his daughter Jill Burton)
  • Officers Mess 1898
  • British Attached Section, Poona
    Pune Camp
  • British Attached Section, Poona, entrance 1945-47
  • British Attached Section, Poona
    Pune Camp
  • British Attached Section, Poona 1945-47
  • The Barracks (B), Kirkee 1844
  • Officers 1st Bn The Queens Royal Regiment, Poona 1877
  • British Army Officers with Locals- 1919
  • 1906 Motor Car India Poona Race
  • 1906 Motor Car India Poona Race
  • The National War Memorial
  • Memorial cross bearing
    the inscription 'in memory
    of the officers & their Family
    At Ghorpadi -1900
  • Laugharne
    War Memorial
    The Great War,
  • Regimental Band, Poona, India (1942)
  • Ghorpuri Barracks in Poona, India, in 1887, the 2nd Battalion
    The Durham Light Infantry
  • Group photograph of the hockey team of the 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, Poona, India, n.d. [early 20th c.]
  • Erandavana Church- Now on Karve Road -1913
  • The Poona Horse Battalion
    Did a marvelous Job for
    British Army
    in the Battle of Kandahar-
    Afghanistan - 1880
  • A B-24 Liberator of No.6 Squadrons, the 'Dragons' at Pune in the 1950s . Photo Courtesy: Late AVM NK Nair's collection
  • A view from Boat Club
  • Innoculation for Plague 1910
  • In 1910
  • Col. & Mrs. Spratt 1891
  • Bombay's governor Sir Roger Lumley is introduced to newly-inducted Congress cabinet members in Pune during 1937.
  • Poona 1917 from Right Flank Lines
  • Poona 1917 -Right Flank Lines
  • Weekend Family Picnic- British Army Officers 1900
  • God Save the King- Day 1917
  • Victoria- (Horsecart) Used by Britishers in Poona- 1921
  • Collection of Food Supply
    to British Army
  • Collection & Transport of food supply to army by Bullock Train
  • This painting depicts two shops, the one on the left selling paan, the one on the right owned by a Muslim dealer in piece goods (textiles). They are probably located in the Sadr bazaar, Poona- 1850
  • Children swinging Sudder bazaar. Poona- 1850
  • Grain Shop Poona- 1850
  • A bangle-seller in his shop, Pune
    in 1850
  • The Dhangar"
    showing a man
    with wheelbarrow,
  • Exterior of bungalow and household staff (distant) on grounds of military station during the Raj 1878
  • The Barracks at Khadki- 1890
  • October 1926: Group of members of the Indian Civil Service of the Bombay Presidency; taken at Poona during annual gathering
  • A warm send-off to 'satyagrahis',
    led by VaidyaKhadiwale, as they proceed to Hyderabad state, in Bombay on November 11, 1938.
  • A glider prepared by Young Students
    in Pune --1933
  • A doctor examines the ear of a trainee mechanic in the Indian Air Force at the Poona engineering college during the second world war.
  • Aryabhushan Press Poona City, Indiablindstamp, 31mm dia., ca.1933
  • Old Lakadi Pool
  • Khadakwasala Dam Before it broke down in 1961
  • Panshet Flood- 1961
    The Holkar Bridge is inundated by flood waters.
  • Panshet Flood- 1961
    Gushing flood waters at Bund Garden, Poona.
  • A view of the damaged portion of the Omkareshwar temple in Shanivar Peth
  • Indian army personnel clearing the debris after the floods receded in Poona.
  • Uprooted trees and rubble are a testimony of the devastation caused by the floods near Nava Pool ( Shivaji Bridge- near PMC)
  • Worst-flood-hit areas around Lakdi bridge
  • Devastation caused by floods in Shivaji Nagar area of Pune, Maharashtra, on July 14, 1961
  • The Times of India captures in its lens people escaping the fury of floods in Pune, Maharashtra, on July 14, 1961.
  • Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visits the flood ravaged areas of Shaniwarpeth in Poona in an open jeep and inspects the relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the authorities
  • Flood
  • Mandai-
    Ray Market
    in 1929
  • Mandai in early 70s
  • Mandai Ray Market-1920
  • Postcard photograph of City Market, Poona, India, n.d., [early 20th c
  • Mahatma PhuleMandai, Then & Now
  • Reay Market-
    A Fruit Stall
  • Reay Market-
  • A wada from the Peshwa period that still stands testimony to the glorious past of the Maratha reign.
  • The Kanayalal building - a typical example of architecturally beautiful buildings of Pune.
    The Kanayalal building - a typical example of architecturally beautiful buildings of Pune.
  • The office of the Royal Western India Turf Club Limited (RWITC Ltd) in Pune, Maharashtra, which is a premier racing Club in India is seen through the lens of the Times of India cameraman on January 1, 1935
  • Picture in 1932
  • Photograph of prison buildings, captioned:
    C.M. Prison, Poona, India, n.d. [ c.1897]
  • The Mango Tree in the prison yard
  • SuccathShelomo Synagogue of Poona
  • AFMC 1969
  • CWPRS- 1928
  • Bharat ItihasSanshodhakMandal
  • The Council Hall Poona
  • POONA CLUB- photo in 1905
  • St. Crispin's Church, built in the early 1900s
  • Poona Lodge, The Theosophical Society, F.C. road
  • The St. Mary's Church in Pune, Maharashtra, which is known for its Gothic architectural style, is the oldest Protestant church in India. Bishop Reginald Heber founded this church on July 3, 1825 for the British officers, soldiers and their families. Photograph Date: : 01/01/1930
  • Silver Jubilee Celebration BORI
    4&5 January 1943
  • Panch-houd Mission & Tower
  • Panch-houd Mission & Tower- in 1900
  • Council Hall- 1876
  • Council Hall 1900
  • Council Hall then- Now a posh Area in Camp
  • This is Punes Zero Stone. It sits outside the GPO
  • Zero Stone Watchman
  • View of Prabhat Studio from Hanuman Tekdi in year of 1934
  • Prabhat Studio
  • Adelphi Cinema, Poona (Pune), 1945/1947
  • West End Cinema, Poona (Pune), 1945/1947
  • Aryan Cinema- 1940
  • Cathay Cinema, Poona (Pune), 1945/1947
  • Alka Cinema in 1949
  • TilakSmarakMandir 1 August 1925
  • BalgandharvaRangmandir
  • Shivaji Market
    Built in 1885, by Lt.Gen John Ross to a design by Gen Cecil D'UrbanLaTouche and W.M Ducat it cost Rs 1,23,800.
  • Sir J. J. Agiary, Poona, circa 1935. The Zoroastrian Priest standing at the Agiary entrance
  • Pune Railway Station- 1900
  • In the year 1843, a well known Parsi inhabitant of Poona contributed his personal wealth to construct, what is the present Agiary,
  • Deccan Gymkhana
  • Old Wada about to collapse
  • Dilapidated old wada
  • Bhagwati Mansion, M G Road, an example of 19th Century building unnoticed even though it stands right above the much frequented Kohinoor Hotel
  • Not Very Old- But Pune had a Stock Exchange
  • Little old bakery in an old wada. Loved the color scheme.
  • East Street- J. WillyamsCar Showroom
  • A very old house in Pune, India - near Shaniwar Wada
  • Pune Gully
  • one of the oldest library in running condition in Pune....this library is @ east street,pune
  • the National Film Archives Building in Pune
  • Main Street, Poona Vintage Photographic
  • The majestic NarsimhaBhavan at KasbaPeth
  • Courtyard of Mujumdar Wada. The well seen on the left still provides clean drinking water from Katraj, 18 kms away.
  • Meteorological Office, Pune ( Simla Office)photo in 1928
  • Raja DinkarKelkar Museum
  • Cosmos Bank- 1906
  • Viceroy Lord Wavel laying the foundation stone of
    Maharashtra Cricket Associations Stadium
    Now: Nehru Stadium- January 1941
  • Agakhan Palace &
    panoramic view of Pune- Dec. 1942
  • Agakhan Palace
  • Agakhan Palace 1885
    Yervada Palace (also known as The Aga Khan Palace) was built by Mowlana Sultan Mohammed Shah at a cost of nearly half a million rupees to provide a means of livelihood to the famine stricken people.
  • Prince Agha Khan palace in Pune, handed over by His Highness to Gandhi Smarak Nidhi on
    February 22, 1969. Same day Photo
  • Agakhan Palace Jan.1943
  • The Sassoon General Hospital Photograph Date: : 01/01/1954
  • SassoonHospital
  • Sassoon Hospital 1876
  • The Sassoon Hospital, early 20th century
  • On the night of January 12,1924, amidst a violent thunderstorm, state prisoner Gandhiji was operated upon in Sassoon Hospital, Poona, by Colonel Maddock for acute appendicitis.
  • Typical Puneri Brahman
    In 1903
  • A Watermellon Seller
    In 1903
  • A Brahmin Lady
    In 1903
  • Wasudev
    In 1903
  • A Postman
    In 1903
  • Servants at home of a British Officer
  • Mayor of the Poona municipal corporation, RohidasKirad (left) garlanding President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, after the portrait of ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj was unveiled by the President in Poona, Maharashtra on June 26, 1961.
  • Lokmanya Bal Ganghadar Tilak's close associate B G Khaparde (right) unveils a bust of the late leader and freedom fighter at Sardar Griha in Bombay during 1956. Also present is Bombay governor H K Mahtab (2nd right).
  • The Original Palkhi of the Ganapati
  • Mahatma Phule Wada- 1960
  • Mahatma Phule Wada
  • The Well, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule allowed the untouchables to take water from the well (In the premises of his house).
  • Mahatma Phule Wada
  • Mahatma JotiraoPhule
    in his Youth
  • British royalty, acknowledging the regal salute on their arrival at Pune station in Maharashtra on November 25, 1923.
  • A 1900 file photo of Indian nationalist, social reformer and freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in study
  • An early 20th century file photo of India's freedom fighters, Dada Saheb Karandhikar (standing, left) and N C Kelkar; (sitting) Bipin Chandra Pal (left), Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak (centre) and Dada Saheb Khaparde
  • GOKHLE Smarak on Hanuman Tekdi
    Vows of the Servants of India Society
  • Chaphekarwada at Chinchwad
  • Mahatma Gandhi fasts in protest against British rule after his release from prison in Poona, India.
  • Marriage of Devadas Gandhi, son of Mahatma Gandhi, took place at Poona, India. July 1933
  • Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the Members of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, at Poona on October 07, 1949.
  • Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares open the TILAK SMARAK MANDIR in Pune on December 11, 1976, releasing 'Smarak-Grantha' -- the seven-volume published works on Lokmanya Tilak. Next is Y B Chavan,
  • Statue of Veer Savarkar
    B.R.Khedkar- Artist
  • President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad being greeted by members of the Poona municipal corporation on his arrival at the corporation building, Poona in Maharashtra on June 26, 1961.
  • Maharashtra chief minister Y B Chavan (right) unveils a life-size oil portrait of veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal GangadharTilak on the latter's death anniverssary, at a cell in Yervada central prison, Pune, where the illustrious leader was imprisoned by the British 63 years ago. Also present are MLA and LokmanyaTilak's grandson JayantraoTilak (centre) and Inspector-General of Prisons, Maharashtra, M B Salvi in Bombay on August 01, 1961
  • Eduljee Hormusji Coyaji, The Good Doctor of Poona
    Founder of Jehangir Hospital
    So impressed were Sir Cowasji Jehangir and his wife Lady Hirabai, with the dedication and zeal of this man that they put their palatial mansion on Sassoon Road at his disposal and persuaded him to start a hospital. The mansion was called Ready money Villa, but in 1944 when Cowasji and Hirabais son Jehangir died in an accident, the hospital was renamed Jehangir Nursing Home in his memory. (Today it is called Jehangir Hospital and Medical Center.) & Now Apollo Jehangir
  • The first Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav-
    off course in Pune and India
  • Russian President,
    Nikita Khrushchev (C)
    the Poona Agricultural Research Station
  • Dr. babasahebAmbedkar with Cricket team to Felicitate P.Balu
    at Poona Gymkhana- 1890
  • V.K.Krishnamenon, D.W. Potdar in a function at
    RashtrabhashaSabha, 4 May 1959
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Kriplani and Asaf Ali, on their way to attend the working committee meeting at Poona on 1945. Pd. 16/9/1945.
  • 1944 Feb 22 Kasturba Gandhi Dies at Age 74
    Being felicitated by
    the President of India
  • Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (left) receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from the Chancellor of Poona University, Sri Prakasa at a special convocation held in Poona, Maharashtra on May 14, 1961.
  • Mahatma Gandhi along with prominent Congressmen pays homage to his wife Kasturba Gandhi, at her memorial at Aga Khan Palace in Pune on February 22, 1945
  • Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan aka 'Frontier Gandhi' and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi plant saplings at Shantivan in Pune on November 14, 1969
  • A group photo of people accused in Gandhi's murder case. Standing: Shankar Kistaiya, GopalGodse, MadanlalPahwa, Digambar Badge (Approver). Sitting: Narayan Apte, Vinayak D. Savarkar, NathuramGodse, Vishnu Karkare
  • Awtar
    In Pune
  • Poona City Sweets Shop
  • GOLDSMITH- 1911
  • A Kumbhar making Pottery 1911
  • "Brahmin students,"
    from the Illustrated London News, 1858
  • Caf Yezdaan
  • Alhaj Hakeem RaaziAdeebiAshrafi runs a dawakhana at Sachapir Street in Poona
  • Caf Good Luck- 1930
  • Caf Good Luck-
  • Caf Sunrise- 1950
  • Ganeshkhind Road- where are the trees now?
    Vanished to build E-Squares??
  • Water-colour painting of a street scene in Poona (Pune) by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915) dated 13 September 1871.
  • Water-colour painting of the river at Pune with the hill of Parvati in the background by John Johnson ,dated to between circa 1795 and 1801.
  • OmkareshwarMandir
    dating to between circa 1795 and 1801
  • View of Poona [Pune], with river in the foreground. October 1804
  • SadashivPethHoud 1920
  • SadashivHoud c.1900
  • Prisoners making Cane Chairs, Yarrowda Jail -1910
  • An exterior view of Yeravda Prison at Poona ,
    January 1931
  • A photograph of a view Omkareshwar Temple in Poona
    about 1855
  • A photograph of a view of the River Mula at Kirkee, towards the ghats near Poona about 1855. The British Residency was located at the confluence or sangam of the Mula and Mutha rivers.
  • Mutha River- 1930- taken from Lloyds Bridge- Shivaji Pool
    Showing ShaniwarPeth side
    SiddheshwarMandir, Nene Ghat, ApteGhat.
    River full of water
  • Scene along the Mula-Mutha River c.1947
  • Scene of Mula River Pune),
  • Mula
  • A View
    of Bund
    At Bund
  • Sangam
  • 1900
  • A photograph of the Gopura of a temple at Khadki in 1855
  • Photograph of a potter at work at Pune (Poona) in Maharashtra, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections.
  • A photograph of a view across the ghats and temples near Poona about 1855.
  • A typical road in camp back then 1900
  • View of Pune from the bank of the river opposite the Resident's Gardens, showing the hill and temple of Parvati- 1870
  • BUNDGARDEN BRIDGE- Newly Constructed then
  • Jeejeebhoy Bund of Pune 1900
  • Jeejeebhoy Bund of Pune- Overflowing- 1904
  • Chatusshrungi Temple
  • MarutiMandir- PanchmukhiMaruti
    In 1900
  • Bullock Cart 1910
  • Old Bullock cart going to Jatra
  • Late BaburaoSanas(First mayor of Pune)Going for ChatushringiYatra.
  • Bullock teams in Poona, 1945
  • Early Morning Buzz on Pune road in 1930
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • Fetching water from
    Wells & carrying it
    on Head-1910
  • In 1910
  • In 1910
  • Bhavani Peth
  • A new Three Storey House
    In 1913
  • East Street 1950
  • Street scene, Pune? (Poona), c. 1946
  • MAIN STREET in 40s
  • Main Street Pune- 1920
  • A Typical Bazaar in Pune
  • The City of Bicycle it was
  • Wolseley Motor in Empress Gardens Poona, Salmons Coupe Bovril
    Colman'S 1916
  • Snake charmer
    playing a pungi
    in front of snakes,
    India 1945
    in the Pune streets early 20th century
  • Snake charmer in action, and monkey man in Poona, 1945
  • The Yerandawana Village Wrestlers
    opposite their Gymnasium
  • An aerial view of Pune, Maharashtra is seen through the lens of the Times of India cameraman on January 1, 1932.
  • The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, was founded on July 6, 1917
  • The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute,
  • BaburaoSanas sports ground at Swargate
  • MesarsSawkarNarayanraoDhadge & company vegetable commission agents office at Mandai, Pune & staff. 1950
  • Women working in a Printing Press- 1920
  • BhawaniPeth (Street) Poona 1910.
  • Army personnel partake in a training programme, at Pune on September 30, 1963
  • JRD Tata inaugurates the Tata Management Training Centre and dedicated to the purposes of management development for the Tata Group of Companies at Poona January 6, 1966.
  • BudhwarPeth, a native quarter in Pune.
  • BudhwarPeth- 1920
  • A potter at work in Kumbharwada. A fine example of kinship and community areas.
  • North Main Road- Near Osho Ashram- 1978
  • Near Devi Heights 1989
  • Laxmi Road 1980
  • Thorala & DhaklaShaikhSallaPrcession
    Mohrram- Poona 1900
  • BEGGAR (Female) at
  • WAITER-1940
  • A group of homeless squatters by their makeshift tents near Shivaji bridge at Poona. India. 1948
  • German bakery
  • Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and the eighth largest city in the Indian sub-continent. The city is popularly referred to as the Oxford of East as it is a very famous educational centre in India. In ancient times Pune was an agricultural town ruled by Peshwas and Marathas. Today Pune is the blooming educational centre, IT hub and home to well-established Manufacturing, Glass, Sugar and Metal Forging industries since 1950-60s.

    Another thing for which Pune is famous for is the OSHO Ashram. OSHO earlier known as Bhagvan Rajneesh is the spiritual teacher who lived in Pune in 1970s and 1980s. The OSHO International Meditation resort is one of the largest and very popular tourist attractions in Pune. Each year thousand of tourists come here to meditate. The ashram is located in the Koregaon Park area in Pune.
    Apart from being the manufacturing and forging hub Pune is visitors paradise also. There are various ancient monuments which have historical importance, temples, ancient buildings, beautiful hill stations etc. It is a modern city also; the night life in Pune is simply amazing and is something you should experience when in Pune. The huge shopping malls and multiplexes are the favorite hangout places for young as well as old Puneites.

    Mahatma Phule Museum- Estd. 1890
  • Phulrani, Peshwe Park
  • Phulrani, Peshwe Park
  • Pashan Hills quarry, southwest of Poona,source of green apophyllite. 1974
  • Apopyllite Poona
  • Government House- (Rajbhavan) 1870
  • Government House, Guneshkhind, Poona 1870
    From The Illustrated London News Dated 1870
  • Pune University
  • Governors House- later converted to the University of Poona
  • Sassoon General Hospital Dt. 1 January 1954
  • The romantic arches of Poona University!
    The romantic arches of Poona University!
    The romantic arches of Poona University!
    The romantic arches of Poona University-1950
  • SCHOOLS&COLLeGES& institutes
  • Vedic School- 1859 -from Illustrated London News
  • Boat Club of COEP in 1959
  • COEP 1950
  • NEW English School Pune- 1953
  • Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute
    Established October 6, 1821, Deccan College is one of the oldest institutions of modern learning in India. It was originally run by the Bombay Government as a center for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, offering western education in accordance with the desire of its founder MountstuartElphinstone.
  • Deccan College, Poona, India,
    [early 20th c.]
  • Group portrait of pupils and teachers of the Convent School- 1873
  • FergussonCollege
  • FergussonCollege
  • A Postal Stamp of FC
    Grand Old Fergusson College 125 yrs ago
  • S.P. College 1930
    Watch No Tilak Road- The entrance is also different
  • NowrosjeeWadia College, 19322
  • Construction work of NowrosjeeWadia College -1930
  • Aerial View of Pune with Wadia Colleges 1935
  • BMCC in 1943.
  • College of Engineering
  • SNDT College
  • The Agricultural College
    at Pune, Maharashtra,
    on January 1, 1935
  • The College of Agriculture, Pune
  • The Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru is seen laying the foundation stone of the National Defence Academy - India's memorial to the fallen heroes of the last war - at Khadakvasla, near Poona, on October 6,1949. Behind him is seen SardarBaldev Singh, Minister of Defence, Government of India.
  • A Monument in the Making: Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, laying the foundation stone at Khadakwasla.
  • An imposing view of the main administrative building of National Defense Academy at Khadakvasla in Pune. Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the building on October 6, 1949
  • N.D.A. Khadakwasla
  • College of Military Engineering Estd. 1951
  • St. Vincents High School 1867
  • St. Vincents High School Hostel
  • Bishops School-
  • St. Meera of Vaswani Mission 1949
    Previous Jejebhoy Castle
  • St. Meera of Vaswani Mission
  • Gokhale Institute
  • Gokhale Institute
  • Fergusson College students, Pune - 1940s.
  • Fashions in Pune Young Girls 1945
  • B.J.Medical College
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
    Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • NCL Pune Foundation Stone
    6 April 1947
    NCL Inauguration- Prime Minister Pt. Nehru
    3 Jan 1950
    Attendance of Nobel Laureates
    For Inauguration
  • NCL Building 1950
    President Rajendraprasad
    At NCL
    Pt. Nehru & Smt. Indira Gandhi at NCL
  • Navin Marathi Shala, Pune, Estd. 1899
  • KatrajGhaat 1950
  • Jeejebhoy Castle
    Now SadhuWaswaniChowk- before the erection of Statue
  • National Institute of Virology
    Estd. 1952
  • Gliding Club- Hadapsar
  • A superbly restored Dennis fire engine of the Poona Fire Brigade, still retaining its Rolls Royce engine and working equipment
  • The First TATA Mercedes Truck delivered in 1954 in Pune
  • 1969-Employees cheer as the first Tata branded truck rolls out, ending the collaboration with Daimler Benz, Germany
  • Views of Laxmi Road, 1977
  • Bund Garden View- 1817
  • Bund Gardens
  • Bund garden Pune
  • Bundgarden in 1965
  • Bund garden
    in 1965
  • Boating in Bund garden- 1965
  • Pune airport
  • A botched 3 engine practice crash landing at Poona in the fifties
  • Deccan Gymkhana Club Pavilion in 50s
  • JaideepMukerjea (left) and PremjeetLall of India in action against the Japanese pair (only JunzoKawamori is seen in right foreground) in the Davis Cup East zone final which India won at Deccan Gymkhana in Poona, May 12, 1969.
  • Tilak Tank in 70s
  • Poona Young Cricketers
    Hindu Gymkhana (PYC)
    in 1908
  • Flower and Vegetable show at Victoria Gardens,( EMPRESS Garden) Pune, on February 20, 1954.
  • Sothern Command 1949
  • Sothern Command 1956- Gymnastics
  • President of India Dr.S.Radhakrishnan
    At Sothern Command-1962
  • President of India Dr.S.Radhakrishnan
    At Sothern Command-1966
  • Old Timers at Caf Yezdaan
  • Poster for Drama advt
    dated 14 09 1872

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  • Bal Gandhrva
    Mauj DiwaliAnk 1924
  • Balgandharva Singing in Private Mehfil
    Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
  • Padmabhushan 'Mahamahopadhyaya' DattoVamanPotdar
    Vishnu DigambarPaluskar
  • Begum Akhtar in
    SawaiGandhrva 1968
  • SHRADDHA in 1900
  • SawaiGandharvaMahotsav
    Pt. Bhimsen
  • Pt. Kumar Gandharva in Pune Programme
  • Ustad Abdul Karim Khan in Aakashwani Concert
  • Marathi Weekly Dnyanpraksh 1885
  • BhaskarbuwaBakhale in a mehfil;
    at the extreme right is 'Lokmanya' Bal GangadharTilak
  • Dada Kondkwe
    Raja Gosavi
  • Railway,deccan queenbhor(khandala) ghat
  • Reversing Station, Poona [Bhor/ Khandala] Ghaut, 1881
    The Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company developed the scheme in the 1840s and the BhorGhat pass was openedn 1861 as the main route over the Western Ghats linking the sea coast with the Deccan.
  • Ravines of Khandala- The BhoreGhat created
    with such challenges in 1883
  • Vice regal train of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway,1927
    leaving Bombay carrying the Viceroy to Poona.
  • An old advertisement trying to attract passengers for the Bombay-Poona train
  • Deccan Queen in 1930
  • The Bombay to Poona Mail of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. 1920
  • Deccan Queen in 1980
  • The double deck car carried by the Deccan Queen in the 1980s
    An advertisement by the GIP Railway announcing the inauguration of the Deccan Queen 1930
  • Sangam Railway Bridge
  • INDIA - DECEMBER 18: Passenger train pulled by an electric locomotive number 4004. This train, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, took passengers between Poona (Pune) and Bombay (Mumbai), a distance of 118 miles. The line was electrified in 1929 to provide a more efficient service.
  • BhorGhat, India, c 1930
  • A Tunnel of KhandalaGhat under Construction
  • The Road and the Tunnel near Rajmachi under construction
  • A Tunnel of KhandalaGhat under Construction
  • BhorGhat, India, c 1930
  • Railway Bridge on BhoreGhaut, 1855
    the construction of the BhorGhat incline, conceived by George Clark, Chief Engineer of Bombay in the East India Company
  • Dapoorie Viaduct
    The bridge completed in 1854
  • The first local train between Lonavla and Poona is pictured here Poona, circa 1929
  • New Poona station in the 1930s
  • Poona station - from an old postcard- 1910
  • Poona station - from an old postcard- 1910
  • The Street
    Pune Railway
    Showing Dave
    Hindu Hotel
    Deccan Queen
  • Pune Railway
  • Pune Railway
    Station 1940
  • VIP Reception at Railway Station
  • Vendor selling sweets and cakes at
    Poona Station, India, c 1930.
  • Fort Purandhar, near Pune ;early 20th century
  • Ancient excavations at Karle- 1809
  • Saswad- 1913
  • A mosque near Saswad- 1900
  • 1889 WazirgurPurandhar Indian Hill Poona Bombay Art Full Page From The Illustrated London News Dated 1889
  • 1889 -KillePurandhar
  • PurundharFort - 1945
  • View from Purandar 1930
  • Richly-carved, perforated stone window, Narsapur
  • View in the BhorGhaut, & Dukes Nose drawn on the spot in 1803
  • Approach to the BhorGhat 1826
  • View from the top of the Bore Ghaut, drawn in 1803
  • Khandala- 1860
  • SardarPurandarewada at Sonori, Saswad
  • SardarPurandarewada at Sonori, Saswad
  • DaulatMangal Fort- Saswad
  • JadhavGadhi, situated off Saswad road at Jadhavwadi near Pune, is a 400 year old small fort built by DhanajiJadhav, Senapati of the Maratha empire.
  • JadhavGadhi
  • Courtyard of rajwada palatial house in Peshwa dynasty converted to local authority offices ; Bhor ; Pune ;
  • Durgah at KhedShivapur
  • PilajiJadhavrao Samadhi at Saswad
  • JadhavraoChhatri
    at Wagholi
  • Village Near Poona- 1945
  • The starting point of the Expressway at Dehu Road
    ( Pune Section). Expressway from Dehu Road to Somatne under construction
  • Under Construction- Express HighwayS curve on the expressway as we head straight towards Dehu Road ... and approach Pune.
  • A Greeting Card
    From Pune
    to Ireland
    In 1944
  • HolkarBridge1912
    During Floods
  • Bundgarden
  • Interior of
    St. Vincent's
    R.C. Church,
    Stained Glass Window, Cross
  • Birds Eye view
    Of Poona


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