Few of the rarest photos from India are Felice Beato’s photographs from Indian rebellion of 1857, which were possibly the first-ever photographic images of corpses.
Royal treatment the British were subjected to by their Indian servants during the British Raj, in this case a pedicure.
This is a picture of a Zebra cart being used as a mode of transport in Calcutta in the 1930s.
An Air India airhostess aiding a passenger on a Delhi-Bombay flight in 1946
A Locomotive Railway Engine on the line of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which Passes through the Main Street of a Hill Village, 1880’s
Two crew members of a Sherman tank of the Scinde Horse, part of the Indian 31st Armoured Division in Iraq, March 1944
Indian Young Nationalist Affixing a Boycott Sign, to a Foreign Cart in the Streets of Bombay (Mumbai) – 1930
A watch store in Lahore, then still a part of India, in 1946.
Indian soldiers holding a Nazi flag which they had captured at Libyan Omar, December 1941
Rabindranath Tagore, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and Sir Maurice Gwyer at Sinha Sadan after the Oxford University Convocation on 7th of August 1940
We see a portrait of India’s first Test Cricket Team on its maiden tour to England in 1932. —
The uniform of the Indian Army soldiers in 1850.
This image of Tagore and Einstein brings geniuses from worlds apart together.
Tagore is greeted by Helen Keller.
Subhash Chandra Bose with his most trusted friend and driver, Colonel Nizamuddin.
The last surviving picture of Bhagat Singh while he was jailed.
The Times of India building at Elphinstone Circle in 1898.
Indian ambulances lined up in Chennai in the 1940s
Mahatma Gandhi during his time in South Africa in 1900.
Train at 1895
A Young French boy introduces himself to Indian soldiers who had just arrived in France to fight alongside French and British forces in First World War, Marseilles, 30th September 1914
Chandpal Ghat, Kolkata. Bathers reached the river through tunnels under the railway line, 1910’s
Dhyan Chand playing for India vs. France in the 1936 Olympic Hockey semi-finals
The Great Gama and his brother Imam Baksh square off during an exhibition match held in front of the Red Fort – New Delhi, 1940’s
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Reviewing the Troops of Azad Hind Fauj – 1940’s
Pavement School, Gelatin Silver Print – Jaipur, 1948
Girls School in Jaipur, Rajasthan – 1870’s
Bombay (Mumbai), India – Street of the Pearl Dealers – 1912
Earliest known photograph of the Taj Mahal taken by Dr. John Murray of East India Company in the 1850s.
All of Mahatma Gandhi’s worldly possessions, captured in 1938.
Interior of the Sikandar Bagh after the slaughter of 2,000 rebels by the 93rd Highlanders and 4th Punjab Regiment, April 1858. Photo at the J Paul Getty Museum. Photo at the Brown University Library.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose With Adolf Hitler.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose With youth followers.
Chandra Shekhar Azad had vowed that he would never be arrested by the British police and kept his promise by using his last bullet to shoot himself in the head. He was Chandra Shekhar Azad, one of the most noteable Indian revolutionaries, who joined the revolution for the Indian independence when he was only 15 years old.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar with Mrs. Savita Ambedkar
Japanese Army personnel who blind-folded Indian POWs (Prisoner of War) and used them for target practice.
The first day Indian Constituent Assembly on 11th Dec, 1946. We see Sardar Patel in the foreground.
Air India employee manually updating the airline flight schedule in the year 1963.
Nobel laureate C V Raman with his spectrograph which helps by acting as a fingerprint in identifying molecules.
Country’s first prime minister show off some of his swordsman skills circa 1955.
Panditji getting ready for a swim with his trademark Khadi topi still on.
Tata launch of Mercedes Benz Telco in 1954, in Mumbai.
The last Nizam of Hyderabad greets Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Begumpet airport after the success of Operation Polo.
Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara as he is greeted by the elderly in a village near Delhi, 1959.
BEST tram service in Bombay in the year 1952. The services were eventually discontinued and made way for buses to become the sole transport carrier from BEST.
Congress campaigning in the country’s first General Elections in January, 1952.
The first Indian lady pilot, Sarla Thakral, at 21 years of age.
Photograph of the Taj Mahal taken by Dr. John Murray of East India Company in the 1850s.