Sunday, March 11, 2018

Historical Photographs of Peshawar


The modern city of Peshawar was in early 16th century called Bigram, its district 'Parshor' or 'Parshawar', the latter name coming to apply to the site of Bigram by the end of 16th century. In 17th century, the name assumed the form of Peshawar. [Ref. "From the Oxus to Yamuna, c. 600-c. 750', by Irfan Habib and Faiz Habib]


Barber at Peshawar, 1907.Source: "Indian pictures and problems" by Sir Ian Malcolm

Islamia College , Peshawar, 1931

Brassware and copperware, Peshawar, West Pakistan. Old postcard

Railway Station, Peshawar Cantt, 1930

Peshawar City, circa 1911. Photograph by R.B.Holmes

Children on swings at Peshawar market, 1957. Photographer: Harrison Forman

Edwardes College Peshawar, 1930

A corner of zoo, Peshawar, circa 1890, showing lions cages and enclosures.


Peshawar Railway Station , c.1900


Kabuli gate, Peshawar city , 1910. (Decorations in honour of Sir George Roose-Keppel's visit who served as Chief Commissioner, North West Frontier Province from 1908 till 1919)

Peshawar Saddar Bazaar, circa 1915


Juggler selling remedy for snake bite in Peshawar, 1927

Bala Hissar, Peshawar, 1878. Photo by John Burke

Islamia College Peshawar, 1919

Hashtnagri Chowk , Peshawar, 1963

Potters shop, c.1910. Photograph by R.B.Holmes

Sadar Bazar, Peshawar, c.1910

Bala Hissar Fort, Peshawar, c.1880


A British family at Dean Hotel, all set for a tanga ride of Peshawar city, 1963


Men preparing Chapli kabab on street in Peshawar, 1957. Photo by Harrison Forman.

1910's postcard showing Bala Hissar fort, Peshawar


Eid day at Misgran Bazar Peshawar city, 1958.






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