Bombay 100 Years Ago

Port Trust World War I Memorial (Ballard Estate)

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Medium & Surface: Inkjet print on archival paper
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Built at a major road junction in Ballard Estate, Mumbai, the Port Trust World War Memorial - in the form of a beautifully carved sandstone lamp post with winged lions carved on its base - commemorates the employees of the Bombay Port Trust (now Mumbai Port Trust) who fell during World War I (1914-1918) and also Port TrustÕs contribution to the war effort. This memorial, with brass plaques on three sides, is a reminder of the extent to which the city, especially her docks, was part of the Allied war efforts during World War 1.The vast quantities of materials excavated during the construction of Alexandra Docks enabled the Bombay Port Trust to fill in and create a new commercial area adjacent to the docks, named Ballard Estate after its first Chairman Colonel J.A. Ballard. Between 1908 and 1914, 22 acres of land was laid out by George Wittet (then Consulting Architect to the Government of Bombay and Bombay Port Trust), into a first -class business centre in the European design tradition. Wittet, who designed the Gateway of India and the Prince of Wales Museum, among other iconic monuments around the city, imposed a uniformity of style and design through the use of European Renaissance facades. On January 1, 1915, a new Port Trust Railway opened, running parallel to the city's port, docks and natural harbour, and connecting Ballard Pier with Wadala. Ballard Pier became the point of arrival for foreign ships and the railway terminal nearby, linked passengers entering the Indian subcontinent by rail via Victoria Terminus. On mail steamer days, the Ballard Pier terminus would be abuzz with activity. Mumbai's Western and Central railways would run trains across the subcontinent from the now-defunct station at Ballard Estate. The World War Memorial crossroad was renamed ÔMumbai Custom Jamadar Bapu Laxman ChowkÕ after Jamadar Bapu Laxman Lamkhede, who as a member of the Dock Intelligence Unit, contributed to seizures of contraband valued at Rs. 26 lakhs during the 1960s. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by him, earned him two presidential awards for his gallantry and excellence in service in 1964 and 1979 (posthumous).


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Open edition prints are available in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL which are approximate to A4, A3, A2, A1 and A0 sizes respectively. We have chosen these because they are standard sizes and provide easy reference points to visualize your print. Limited edition prints are sold as per the size and specifications desired by the photographer.

Paper print sizes S and M will have 1” visible border on all sides. Paper print sizes L , XL and XXL will have 2” visible border on all sides.

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We offer framing for sizes S, M, and L. For larger sizes, due to high shipping costs and chances of damage, we recommend buying the print rolled and framing it locally. Additionally, canvas prints can also be bought stretched, without a frame. All our frames are made of wood.
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