70 years of Independence! India is now a great way ahead rejoicing liberty and equality. Every Independence Day celebration unfurls some immense events whether it is the magnificent parade at New Delhi or the flag hoisting ceremony at various parts of India. Many other countries also organize some events to observe the Independence Day. Getty Images Gallery in London has planned an exhibition for 70th Independence Day from 1st August till 7th October. Exclusive Images of India captured by the European artists would be portrayed here.
Let us have a glance at some of these astounding pictures of early Indian photography:
The Taj Mahal in Agra, seen from the Jumna, 1859
Taj Mahal is one of the oldest historical monuments in the history of India that is a symbol of everlasting love of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. This picture is from the original photographic records of Taj Mahal by Felice Beato in 1859.
A troupe of Buddhist Musicians in Darjeeling, West Bengal in 1875
From the 1850s, East India Company workers and missionaries began capturing the everyday life in India. This photograph of a group of musicians outside a Buddhist Temple in Darjeeling (West Bengal), is an ideal example.
Girgaum Road, Bombay (Mumbai) in 1900
This photograph shows the sight of Girgaum Road, Bombay (Mumbai) in the year 1900. It occupied the colorizing black-white prints and was admired in the 1890s.
Maharaja Jai Singh Prabhakar of Alwar, around 1877
This sketch is a piece of a prolific set of albums that feature Maharaja Jai Singh Prabhakar of Alwar and other Maharajas from various regions of India. It was offered to Queen Victoria. These pictures were clicked when Maharajas of India paid a visit to London for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
Women and children bathing at the banks of Ganges, Benares (Varanasi) in circa 1875
This is an antique classic picture displaying women and children having a dip at the ghats of Ganges in Benares (Varanasi) in circa 1875. It is actually a Vintage album print.
Vishnu Pud and surrounding temples near the burning Ghat, Benares (Varanasi) in 1865
This vintage album print is of Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple (left) and adjacent temples on the bank of Ganges, what is now recognized as Scindia Ghat in Benares (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, around 1865. This temple was partially underwater for many years and because of this reason, it is inclined towards the North-West. It is an image by British photographer Samuel Bourne.
An Archway in New Delhi, 1858
Felice Beato spent 2 years in India and clicked some amazing pictures of India. He took this photograph of an Archway over a street in Delhi, India, in the year1858. Felice was one of the few who captured the consequences of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.