54 Old and VINTAGE MADRAS (CHENNAI) PHOTOS

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54 VINTAGE MADRAS (CHENNAI) PHOTOS

Here we have collected some amazing old and vintage photographs of Madras (Chennai).  All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works

Interesting Facts about Chennai

  • The earlier name of the city, Madras is believed to be originated from Madrasapattinam, a fishing village located north of the St. George Fort.
  • Chennai is also known as the ‘Gateway to South India’.
  • Cricket is the famous sport in Chennai and was started as a result of the foundation of the Madras Cricket Club in 1846.
  • This city is renowned for Bharatnatyam, the famous and one of the oldest classical dance forms in India, which originated in Tamil Nadu.
  • Marina Beach is the second longest beach in the world, after Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Has the second largest cine industry in the country, next only to Bombay.

Masula Boats and Shipping – Madras (Chennai) Harbour

Masula Boats and Shipping – Madras (Chennai) Harbour

 

Masula Boats and Shipping – Madras (Chennai) Harbour

Masula Boats and Shipping – Madras (Chennai) Harbour

 

Madras (Chennai) City and Harbour – 1910

Madras (Chennai) City and Harbour – 1910

 

 

Central Railway Station – Madras (Chennai) – 1925

Central Railway Station – Madras (Chennai) – 1925

 

Esplanade – Madras (Chennai) – 1910

Esplanade – Madras (Chennai) – 1910

 

First Line Beach – Madras (Chennai) – 1915

First Line Beach – Madras (Chennai) – 1915

 

Marina Beach – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Marina Beach – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

 

Parry’s Corner – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Parry’s Corner – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Mylapore – Madras (Chennai) – 1906

Mylapore – Madras (Chennai) – 1906

 

 

Pycrofts Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Pycrofts Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Mowbray’s Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1885

Mowbray’s Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1885

Mount Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1905

trisha akshay kumar fight

Georgetown – Madras (Chennai) – 1800

Georgetown – Madras (Chennai) – 1800

Ripon Building – Madras (Chennai) – 1900

Ripon Building – Madras (Chennai) – 1900

Egmore Railway Station – Madras (Chennai) – 1905

Egmore Railway Station – Madras (Chennai) – 1905

Higginbotham’s – Madras (Chennai) – 1950

Higginbotham’s – Madras (Chennai) – 1950Higginbotham’s – Madras (Chennai) – 1950

The original Spencer Plaza – Madras (Chennai) – 1863

The original Spencer Plaza – Madras (Chennai) – 1863

HIgh Court – Madras (Chennai) – 1950

HIgh Court – Madras (Chennai) – 1950

Oil tanks on fire in Madras Harbour during the First World War

Oil tanks on fire in Madras Harbour during the First World War

Marina beach and promenade – Madras (Chennai) – 1913

Marina beach and promenade – Madras (Chennai) – 1913

The original Napier Bridge – Madras (Chennai) – 1895

The original Napier Bridge – Madras (Chennai) – 1895

Mount Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1910

Mount Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1910

An aerial view of Mount Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1950

An aerial view of Mount Road – Madras (Chennai) – 1950

Munro Statue – Madras (Chennai)

Munro Statue – Madras (Chennai)

Chepauk Palace – Madras (Chennai) – 1890Chepauk Palace – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Madras Cricket Club, Chepauk – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Madras Cricket Club, Chepauk – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

View in Madras Harbour – Madras (Chennai)

View in Madras Harbour – Madras (Chennai)

Chepauk Palace – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Chepauk Palace – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Statue of Queen Empress – Madras (Chennai) – 1880

Statue of Queen Empress – Madras (Chennai) – 1880

Street Scene – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Street Scene – Madras (Chennai) – 1890

Potters at Work – Madras (Chennai)

Potters at Work – Madras (Chennai)

Women Porters – Madras (Chennai)

Women Porters – Madras (Chennai)

Street Children – Madras (Chennai)

Street Children – Madras (Chennai)

Studio Portrait of Three Girls Wearing Jewellery – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Studio Portrait of Three Girls Wearing Jewellery – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

The Dirzee (Tailor) – Madras (Chennai)

The Dirzee (Tailor) – Madras (Chennai)

Two Women with a Curry Stone and a Raggy Mill – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Two Women with a Curry Stone and a Raggy Mill – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Baker – Madras (Chennai)

Baker – Madras (Chennai)

Indian Gypsies – Madras (Chennai)

Indian Gypsies – Madras (Chennai)

Woman Grinding Curry Stuff – Madras (Chennai)

Woman Grinding Curry Stuff – Madras (Chennai)

Women Pounding and Cleaning Rice – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Women Pounding and Cleaning Rice – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Student of University of Madras – Madras (Chennai)

Student of University of Madras – Madras (Chennai)

Group of Domestic Servants – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Group of Domestic Servants – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Interior view of Messr Wilson & Cos Office – Madras (Chennai) – 1907

Interior view of Messr Wilson & Cos Office – Madras (Chennai) – 1907

Kitchen Damsels – Madras (Chennai)

Kitchen Damsels – Madras (Chennai)

Native Barber – Madras (Chennai)

Native Barber – Madras (Chennai)

Rikshaw Pullers – Madras (Chennai)

Rikshaw Pullers – Madras (Chennai)

Milkman and Cow – Madras (Chennai)

Milkman and Cow – Madras (Chennai)

Ambulance – Madras (Chennai)

Ambulance – Madras (Chennai)

Tram to Custom House – Madras (Chennai)

Tram to Custom House – Madras (Chennai)

Carpenters at Work – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Carpenters at Work – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Bill Collectors – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Bill Collectors – Madras (Chennai) – 1870

Presidency College – Madras (Chennai)

Presidency College – Madras (Chennai)

Parade Ground – Madras (Chennai)

Parade Ground – Madras (Chennai)