Wednesday, July 17, 2013

An Image from Colonial Era Mhow

Sola topis and doggie mascot ...   Mhow of the colonial era. A group photo by Guerra and Sons. Pre-1920.
Just love the tiled roof....

Owner: FIBIS Source: Original postcard owned by Valmay Young. Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 Unported. 
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mhow Barracks in the early 20th Century.



A peek into the early 20th century. Wellesley Barracks (WB1 and WB2) where the British soldiers were kept  aka Gori Paltan (White Battalion) as opposed to Kali Paltan (Black Battalion) in the present day Infantry School area where the 'Native' battalion was kept. The highest point of Mhow. 

P
resently part of the  MCTE (Military College of Telecommunication Engineering),  which was known as the School of Signals till 1967. The highest point of Mhow.  One reason the British Battalion was kept here was that they could overlook and protect the road to Bombay (Presently the road to Badgonda and then Mandleshwar).




Photograph by Guerra and Sons pre-1920. 
Printed glossy (black and white) (137mm x 87mm)
Author: FIBIS, Source: Original postcard owned by FIBIS; 
Licence:CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 Unported;
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