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I am collecting Indian Heritage and culture related vintage postcards, paintings, prints etc. and exhibited them at several locations across India in various events and also sharing them with school and college children by giving presentations to them on Indian Heritage and Culture with my collections and also documenting puppetry etc. intangible performances.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Mussoorie vintage post cards

Mussoorie (Garhwali/Hindi:  मसूरी, Masūrī) is a hill station and a municipal board  in the Dehradun District t of the northern Indian State of Uttarakhand.  It is located about 35 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi.  This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Hialayan ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.

The above text courtesy about Mussoorie is from wikipedia.org website. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mussoorie

In my collection i have some vintage post card of Mussoorie.

This is Kamptee Falls Mussoorie vintage post card.

This is Happy Valley Mussoorie vintage  post card.

This is Mussoorie Buildings vintage post card.

This is The Kulri Mussoorie vintage post card.

This is The Criterion Mussorie vintage post card.

These Mussoorie vintage post cards printed in Belgium.

Where did we find such greenery, people in traditional dresses, vintage street scenes, vintage buildings etc. of those golden period in the present day concrete jungles where we live at present.

For exploring our past at least how a particular place, people, street scenes etc. look like in 100 years back is possible for us with the help of these vintage post cards only. 

As we observed in any of these vintage post cards most of the buildings, street scenes etc. are disappeared in the present day because of modernization. In the future generations there will be no opportunity to them for exploring any of these.

In compare with our future generation people we are somehow better than them because we are viewing some of them even in partially or fully. If we still continue to destroy our environment with our foolishness then what did we give them in the form of  Heritage and Culture to our future generations?

1 comment:

  1. My family has been associated with Mussoorie for more than a 100 years and we own a house on Camel's Back Road. I showed these pictures to my Uncle who is now 87 years old. Even he had not seen Mussoorie looking like this in the 1940s What a fantastic collection of pictures.