Vintage Mumbai

Even as the country celebrated its 65th Independence Day on Wednesday,Mumbai was in a mood to go back in time.

Written by VIDYA PRABHU | Published: August 16, 2012 3:32 am

Even as the country celebrated its 65th Independence Day on Wednesday,Mumbai was in a mood to go back in time. An exhibition of archival prints of the city on canvas,dating back 100 years ago,opened on August 15 at Lower Parel’s Palladium mall. The show,titled “Bombay 100 Years Ago”,showcases first-of-their-kind collectors’ edition prints of the city.

Playing host for the exhibition is World Luxury Council (India),which is releasing a limited number of prints,50,wherein only 10 prints per picture will be produced “upon request”. Part of proceeds from the sale will go to an NGO that works for the empowerment of underprivileged rural children.

“World Luxury Council (India) works towards engaging its audiences with experiences which cannot be replicated. The exclusive collection of “Bombay 100 Years Ago” will render invaluable insight on the city’s heritage through visual epithets. These archival prints hope to enthrall aficionados,” says Foram Shah of World Luxury Council (India).

Sourced from a private collector,the prints on display at the mall’s Atrium and the concierge drop-off till August 19,have been revived with a special ink,which will guarantee the images a life span of another 100 years.

Gayatri Ruia,Director,Pallaidum,points out that the exhibition,which pays an ode to the city’s bygone era,is their way of “paying a tribute to this city and its spirit”.

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