Street scene in the Fort area, Bombay.
Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd
Medium: Photographic print
A photograph, from the 'Album of Indian Views', of a street scene in Bombay taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the 1870s. The fort area was named such after the colonial fortifications. The 19th century saw a boom in the cotton industry making Bombay a commercial centre. With the commercial boom and the efforts of the local government the fort area developed a rich legacy of Victorian Gothic architecture. This view is of a street composed of western Indian wooden architecture in a thriving bazaar.