29 Vintage India Photos To Get A Sneak Peak of Indian Culture And Heritage

Golden Temple of Amritsar

April 6th, 2016   |   Updated on August 26th, 2020

“The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creator’s hand.”   -George Bernard Shaw

Indian culture is considered as the oldest and very interesting culture of the world. We’ve curated 29 vintage India photos for you. Take a trip down memory lane with these vintage India photos to get  a sneak peek of Indian culture and heritage.

1. Juggler Performing Sword Swallowing, India, 1880’s

India 1880


2. Fakir On His Bed Of Nails-1920s India

1920s India


3. Executioner, India, 1903

India 1903


4. Lord And Lady Curzon, Viceroy And Vicereine Of India

escort, circa 1902


5. Lord & Lady Curzon – India Early 1900s

India Early 1900s


6. The Side Of River Ganges – Benares (Varanasi)

Benares (Varanasi)


7. Snake Charmer- India, Ca.1921

India, ca.1921


8. Bombay Bicycle Club – India

Bombay Bicycle Club


9. Group Of Domestic Servants At Madras

Domestic Servants


10. Trophies – India, 1880 By John Burke

India, 1880

11. The Maharani Of Sikkim, C.1900

Sikkim, c.1900


12. The British Raj

The British Raj


13. Charminar Street View, Hyderabad



14. 1930s India – Begging Sadhu

1930s India


15. Professional Dancing (Nautch) Girls In The Streets Of Old Delhi

India 1906


16. Cripple Beggar’s Ox Cart And Men Standing Behind – Calcutta (Kolkata)



17. Barber Of Madras

Barber of Madras


18. Kailash Temple Of Ellora, Maharashtra

Kailash Temple


19. Great Temples Of Tanjore

Great Temples


20. Hari Dasu – India

Hari Dasu


21. 1920s India – Calcutta Policeman

Calcutta Policeman


23. Golden Temple Of Amritsar, Punjab – C1860’s

Golden Temple of Amritsar


24. Maharaja Of Jodhpur 1880’s India

Maharaja of Jodhpur


25. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India

Meenakshi Amman Temple


26. The Taj Mahal, Agra

The Taj Mahal


27. India, Delhi gate c 1900

Delhi gate c 1900


28. Toda Woman

Toda Woman


29. Bombay, 1920s

Bombay , 1920s

Source: Oldpicsarchive

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