Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fwd: Oldest photographs of Travancore etc.



To: G


 

 

Attached hereweith are possibly the earliest photographs of Travancore ever to exist. The Royal collection in London has had them since the Victorian days but owing to staffing shortages & prioritization-plan in place, only recently managed to digitized them. The bulk of it were part of the Lord & Lady Napier Collection presented to HM Queen Victoria.   There are a few more in the collection which will hopefully when time permits be uploaded as well.

 

It is so wonderful to see these photographs from the 1860s. How our country & people looked in those days.

 

Browse through them and enjoy. Do forward on to anybody who might be interested.

 

 

 

​ The Pagoda at Trivandrum:  Sree Anatha Padmanabhaswamy Temple (1868)

 

 


​                 HH the Maharajah Ayilyam Thirunal

 


​               HH The Elayarajah Visakham Thirunal, The First Prince & Heir Apparent

 


                 ​HH The Senior Rani of Travancore, C.I.  

 

 

 


​                     Entrance to the Palace in Trivandrum  

 


        The State Barge which ferried Lord & Lady Napier to Kalpala-kadavu in Trivandrum 

                      

                          The State Carriage pulled by Six White Horses

                              The Guard of Honour at the Residency in Thycaud  

                                     The State Elephants' Guard of Honour

 

 

                          The Padmanabhapuram Palace (Lord Napier highly admired the woodwork)

​           The Mukhappu Windows from which the Ranis view the ceremonies

                                      at Padmanabhapuram Fort

 

 


​                                         Suchindrum Temple

 

 


​                    View of the main thoroughfare & Temple at Cape Comorin / Kanyakumari

 

 


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View of the Vattakottai / the Cycloidal Fort  

 

 

 

Albumen Print of Maharajah Ayilyam Thirunal


Nagercoil Ammachi : The consort of Maharaja Ayilyam Thirunal

 

 

Tanjore Ananda Row: The son of Dewan Raja Sir Madhava Row 

(who later went on to become the Dewan of Mysore)

 

 

Amba Bayi : Daughter of Dewan Raja Sir Madhava Row


Sakhee/Sathee Bayi (?) : Daughter of Dewan Raja Sir Madhava Row

 


Daughter of Dewan Raja Sir Madhava Row

 


Neena Bayi: Daughter of Dewan Raja Sir Madhava Row


 

Bala Bayi : Daughter of Dewan Raja Sir Madhava Row

Sundara Bayi: Daughter of Dewan Raja Sir Madhava Row

 

 

 

Courtallam Siva Temple and Waterfalls in the village of Kizha Ambur

 

The Papanasam Waterfalls

 

View of the hills at Courtallam

 

View of the Old Syrian Church at Kottayam and the Rev. Mar Dyonisius (under the Umbrella)

 

The Lighthouse at Alleppey

 

View from the quayside on the way to the city of Ernakulam


                Bolghatty Palace, Bolghatty Island, Cochin 

  (Molavu-kad in the vernacular meaning Pepper Forest) Taken on the 4th of March,1868.

 

 

The Rajah of Cochin

 


The Rajah of Cochin


The Display of Arms, Cochin 

 

          British Indian & Native Troops at the Sakthan Thampuran Palace, Trichur

 

 

 

Vypin Church

 

Mar Athanasius of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church


Jewish Town, Cochin


The Synagogue, Cochin


Rabbi of the Black Jews of Cochin

A Jewish boy (Black Jerusalem denomination)

Jewish Women (Black Damascus Denomination)


Jewish Women (White Jewish denomination)

 


​The copperplate granted to the Jewish populace of Cochin by the Chera King Bhaskara Ravi Varma supposedly in AD 379

 


 





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