100 year old photos from India

One of the cool features of WordPress is the “referrers” list, which shows how visitors found their way to this blog.

This morning I clicked one of the referrers and found this incredible collection of 100-year-old photos from India.

This really isn’t related to Thanksgiving (happy holidays, by the way) but India.  Indians.  Pilgrims.  Nah, no connection.

They’re just great photos.



4 Responses to 100 year old photos from India

  1. laura says:

    I am glad you posted these! They are indeed great photos. They are relevant to your local history blog in that they are from a century ago– a time when many of your NorCal photos were taken. The style of photography, fonts and shapes of photos, and the color tone are similar– but the subject matter so different!
    That is, it’s the same world we are in when your blog takes us other places, just a much wider view of that world. A view that few here at the time enjoyed, most likely. (Though travel magazines were extremely popular back then.)

    • Lynette M says:

      Oh Laura, that is such a great perspective. I hadn’t thought of it that way. I am so happy you started your blog, by they way. I look forward to being a regular visitor !

  2. Katy says:

    Hi Lynette,

    One amazing thing about these photos is that many of those places (Jamma Masjid, Ghats along the Ganges) looked very similar then as they do today, whereas most of Eureka and Arcata is barely recognizable from 100 year old pictures.

    • Lynette M says:

      Very true. Though I love to look for evidence of old buildings behind new facades. We are (un) fortunate that there wasn’t a lot of money here, so many old buildings were renovated instead of demo’d to make way for new construction.
      I do love that we still have our Old Town Eureka areas and the Plaza, which really haven’t changed all the much.

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