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Old Photos of Punjab   of different people from different backgrounds and various different lifestyles 

Man and wife, Ferozpur 1941

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Hindu man Shahbad 1860s

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1910s

A Type of Punjab Beauty - c1910's

 

1910

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Sikh and Hindu refugees 1947

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bhakra dam under construction 1960s

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Sulej river 1860s

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1903

thesingingsingh

 

Lahore 1945

thesingingsingh

thesingingsingh

 

Lahore 1910

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Vintage Kaurs (With images) | Vintage india, Vintage, Historical women

 

The Lost Heer: Tracing Punjabi women lost in oblivion - punjab ...

 

mandir, lahore 1930s

thesingingsingh

 

PHULKARI - Ancient Textile of Punjab - PDF Free Download

 

1899

File:A-punjabi-street.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

 

1950s

Glimpse of the women in #Punjab in the 1950's “Our simplicity was ...

 

Sikh Gurus Attached to Punjab Regiments - World Digital Library

 

udasi sikhs

Amandeep Madra OBE on Twitter: "Udasi Sikhs photographed in the ...

 

 

Amandeep Madra OBE on Twitter: "Sri Chand, tradition says ...

 

How a British researcher helped lay principles for organic farming movement in 1930s

 

1910

anglopunjabheritage

 

Amritsar 1901

amritsar in 1901

 

Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh: After the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, came the ...

 

1946  Lahore fabric stall

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Shopkeeper using balance scale to weigh portion of food for a customer in his food stall at market  lahore 1946

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lahore 1946  shop keepers

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Lahore 1946  food stall

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Street scenes lahore 1946

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Prostitute  lahore 1946

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Punjabi man with his dancing bear

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Jogi  Lahore 1860s

puji

 

lahore 1860s

Akalee, Sikh devotee, Lahore.

 

Sidhu Jatt Sikh  Lahore  1860s

ਜੋਧਸਿੰਘ on Twitter: "Photograph of a Sidhu Sikh taken in ...

 

Sarswati Brahmin  lahore 1860s

Saraswati brahmin, Hindu, Lahore

 

 mazbhee Sikh  lahore 1860s

Image from page 54 of "The people of India : a series of p… | Flickr

 

 

Sodhi Sikhs

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Hindu lahore

 

Image from page 14 of "The people of India : a series of p… | Flickr

 

arora hindu  lahore

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Fakir in amritsar 1926

A Fakir of Amritsar in street scene, Punjab, India, circa 1926 ...

amritsar 1890

'Amritsar Fakir' circa 1890 surrounded by curious faces, especially faces of girl and boy on his left.

 

book sellers amrtisar

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aghori hindus  lahore

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pandit outside mandir    lahore

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shop

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Money lender of the  of bania caste, vaisya 

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the moneylenders wife and daughter making roti

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 moneylender weighing grain for lady customer 

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with a sikh customer 

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receiving payback from a loan

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granthi at harmandir sahib 1902

anglopunjabheritage

 

Sikh/Hindu girls that were kidnapped during the partition were sent to Delhi from Pakistan, 1958

thesingingsingh

 

lahore museum 

Lahore, 1946 | History of pakistan, Old pictures, Social media ...

 

teacher year 4 students 

Teachers attending to first-through fourth-grade students in a village near Lahore (December 1947). Photo by Margaret Bourke-White / The Life Picture Collection / Getty Images. Reproduced with permission.

 

granthi singh  lahore

Framing a Sikh Priest: A Bourke-White Photograph in Changing ContextsFraming a Sikh Priest: A Bourke-White Photograph in Changing Contexts

 

1946   lahore

Gurudwara%2BDera%2Bsab%2Bat%2BLahore%252C%2BPakistan...%2B1946.jpgSikhs Rare Pictures of 1946 | Funzug.com

Gurdwara Lahore 1946 | September 1946: Sikh worshipers shari… | Flickr

 

 

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Amritsar GT road 1903

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guru ka bagh morcha 1922    police arresting singhs

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 akal bunga 1906

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The Singh getting his leg  inspected has naturally got a 6 pack and strong arms   despite there being no gyms and stuff like that back then.

most people back then had slim and well toned bodies. its because they ate healthy as well  none of that processed stuff.  In fact even today a lot of the guys in their 20s in the pinds naturally have toned bodies, 6 pack         but after 30 the pot belly starts growing! most guys in punjab in their 30s have a belly!

crisp, chocolate, fizzy drinks, sweets, takeaways  etc should be avoided!

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16 hours ago, puzzled said:

The Singh getting his leg  inspected has naturally got a 6 pack and strong arms   despite there being no gyms and stuff like that back then.

most people back then had slim and well toned bodies. its because they ate healthy as well  none of that processed stuff.  In fact even today a lot of the guys in their 20s in the pinds naturally have toned bodies, 6 pack         but after 30 the pot belly starts growing! most guys in punjab in their 30s have a belly!

crisp, chocolate, fizzy drinks, sweets, takeaways  etc should be avoided!

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That's true, although a lot of the Akali rank and file were former soldiers who would have been naturally fit. They had fought in the first world war and also introduced military style drills and arranged the volunteers into military style columns. This caused so much concern that M K Gandhi wrote that such tactics were 'terrorising' the rest of the Punjab population! 

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8 hours ago, proactive said:

That's true, although a lot of the Akali rank and file were former soldiers who would have been naturally fit. They had fought in the first world war and also introduced military style drills and arranged the volunteers into military style columns. This caused so much concern that M K Gandhi wrote that such tactics were 'terrorising' the rest of the Punjab population! 

Amazing. The Akalis were really disciplined. They would get beaten but not even react to the pain. Nearly 500 Sikhs gave shaheedi during this movement. I wish there was a Punjabi movie made on the Akali  movement which would show all of this but just hope they don't add the token Hindu and Muslim character like they did for that Kartar Singh Jhabbar movie in order to show even they played a part in a Sikh movement which we all know is bs. 

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Really appreciate and enjoyed this puzzled ji. Thank for sharing this.

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On 5/24/2020 at 4:32 PM, puzzled said:

Old Photos of Punjab   of different people from different backgrounds and various different lifestyles 

Man and wife, Ferozpur 1941

Man+with+his+Wife+-+Ferozepur,+Punjab+1941.JPG

 

Hindu man Shahbad 1860s

Aheer,-Hindoo,-Shahbad---c1860's.jpg

 

1910s

A Type of Punjab Beauty - c1910's

 

1910

[Punjab_Vintage_3.jpg]

 

Sikh and Hindu refugees 1947

Mass+migration+during+independence+of+India+62.jpg

Mass+migration+during+independence+of+India+19.jpg

 

bhakra dam under construction 1960s

The+Bhakra+Dam+Under+Construction+-++July+1960.jpg

 

Sulej river 1860s

1860%2527s+PHOTO+INDIA+BRIDGE+SUTLEJ+BOURNE.JPG

 

1903

thesingingsingh

 

Lahore 1945

thesingingsingh

thesingingsingh

 

Lahore 1910

Group%2Bof%2BPunjabi%2BWomen%2B-%2BLahore%252C%2Bc1900%2527s.jpg

 

Vintage Kaurs (With images) | Vintage india, Vintage, Historical women

 

The Lost Heer: Tracing Punjabi women lost in oblivion - punjab ...

 

mandir, lahore 1930s

thesingingsingh

 

PHULKARI - Ancient Textile of Punjab - PDF Free Download

 

1899

File:A-punjabi-street.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

 

1950s

Glimpse of the women in #Punjab in the 1950's “Our simplicity was ...

 

Sikh Gurus Attached to Punjab Regiments - World Digital Library

 

udasi sikhs

Amandeep Madra OBE on Twitter: "Udasi Sikhs photographed in the ...

 

 

Amandeep Madra OBE on Twitter: "Sri Chand, tradition says ...

 

How a British researcher helped lay principles for organic farming movement in 1930s

 

1910

anglopunjabheritage

 

Amritsar 1901

amritsar in 1901

 

Amritsar

Jallianwala Bagh: After the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, came the ...

 

1946  Lahore fabric stall

Goats+loll+around+the+feet+of+woman+looking+over+fabrics+at+stall+in+market+-+Lahore+1946.jpg

 

Shopkeeper using balance scale to weigh portion of food for a customer in his food stall at market  lahore 1946

Shopkeeper+using+balance+scale+to+weigh+portion+of+food+for+a+customer+in+his+food+stall+at+market+-+Lahore+1946.jpg

 

 

lahore 1946  shop keepers

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Lahore 1946  food stall

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Street scenes lahore 1946

Herd+of+bullocks+on+the+street+-+Lahore+1946.jpg

Man+carrying+ornate+box+on+his+head+-+Lahore+1946.jpg

Street+of+Lahore+-+1946+b.jpg

Street+of+Lahore+-+1946.jpg

Moslem+men+%2526+women+walking+%2526+lying+in+the+street+-+Lahore+1946.jpg

Street+of+Lahore+-1946+c.jpg

 

Prostitute  lahore 1946

Indian+prostitutes+peeking+out+from+the+doorways+of+their+brothel+-+Lahore+1946.jpg

 

Punjabi man with his dancing bear

MUS-FAPC1114_850.jpg

 

Jogi  Lahore 1860s

puji

 

lahore 1860s

Akalee, Sikh devotee, Lahore.

 

Sidhu Jatt Sikh  Lahore  1860s

ਜੋਧਸਿੰਘ on Twitter: "Photograph of a Sidhu Sikh taken in ...

 

Sarswati Brahmin  lahore 1860s

Saraswati brahmin, Hindu, Lahore

 

 mazbhee Sikh  lahore 1860s

Image from page 54 of "The people of India : a series of p… | Flickr

 

 

Sodhi Sikhs

1148698669_A_Sodhee_Sikh_descendant_of_Govind_Trans-Sutlej_States_(NYPL_b13409080-1125458).thumb.jpg.2bde0ac6ac1a8e6fb9dab7dfdfb377d1.jpg

522569129_A_Sodhee_Sikh_Lahore_(NYPL_b13409080-1125480).thumb.jpg.98ad4b5d47525436674b0e99437dd588.jpg

 

Hindu lahore

 

Image from page 14 of "The people of India : a series of p… | Flickr

 

arora hindu  lahore

The_people_of_India_-_a_series_of_photographic_illustrations%2C_with_descriptive_letterpress%2C_of_the_races_and_tribes_of_Hindustan_%281868%29_%2814596073618%29.jpg

 

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Fakir in amritsar 1926

A Fakir of Amritsar in street scene, Punjab, India, circa 1926 ...

amritsar 1890

'Amritsar Fakir' circa 1890 surrounded by curious faces, especially faces of girl and boy on his left.

 

book sellers amrtisar

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aghori hindus  lahore

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pandit outside mandir    lahore

Image result for albert kahn lahore

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shop

19th-century-india-rare-old-photos-lucknow-lahore+(4).jpg

 

Money lender of the  of bania caste, vaisya 

Indian+moneylender,+a+member+of+Bania,+a+subcaste+ofVaisya,+counting+coins+at+the+end+of+the+day+b.jpg

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the moneylenders wife and daughter making roti

Indian+moneylender+wife,+a+member+of+Bania,+a+subcaste+of+Vaisya,+preparing+chapatis+(type+of+bread)+as+her+pretty+young+daughter+looks+on.,+at+home+b.jpg

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 moneylender weighing grain for lady customer 

Indian+moneylender,+a+member+of+Bania,+a+subcaste+of+Vaisya,+weighing+some+grain+for+a+female+customer+at+his+shop.jpg

 

with a sikh customer 

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receiving payback from a loan

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Indian+moneylender,+a+member+of+Bania,+a+subcaste+ofVaisya,+working+on+money+ledgers.jpg

 

granthi at harmandir sahib 1902

anglopunjabheritage

 

Sikh/Hindu girls that were kidnapped during the partition were sent to Delhi from Pakistan, 1958

thesingingsingh

 

lahore museum 

Lahore, 1946 | History of pakistan, Old pictures, Social media ...

 

teacher year 4 students 

Teachers attending to first-through fourth-grade students in a village near Lahore (December 1947). Photo by Margaret Bourke-White / The Life Picture Collection / Getty Images. Reproduced with permission.

 

granthi singh  lahore

Framing a Sikh Priest: A Bourke-White Photograph in Changing ContextsFraming a Sikh Priest: A Bourke-White Photograph in Changing Contexts

 

1946   lahore

Gurudwara%2BDera%2Bsab%2Bat%2BLahore%252C%2BPakistan...%2B1946.jpgSikhs Rare Pictures of 1946 | Funzug.com

Gurdwara Lahore 1946 | September 1946: Sikh worshipers shari… | Flickr

 

 

3.jpg  Beauties on Bicycles: India, not the most likely place for a ...

 

95f57af92bb5aeed1b17a8eff864ad9f.jpg

 

Amritsar GT road 1903

Image may contain: one or more people, people riding horses, tree, outdoor and nature

 

guru ka bagh morcha 1922    police arresting singhs

No photo description available.

 akal bunga 1906

No photo description available.No photo description available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where did you get these photos ? 

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40 minutes ago, Premi5 said:

Where did you get these photos ? 

just from google image search, life magazine 

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Sikh woman 1870s

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"Just about the only place where Sikh women were visible to European eyes was the metropolitan city of Amritsar. Descriptions abound of the dress of Sikh women as being of the classic Punjabi kind – bright, colourful and garnished with plenty of jewellery. This traditional ensemble is evident in this full-length study of a Sikh lady. The chunni headscarf was worn at all times over the head as it was considered indecent to appear in public without it. This was worn with a loose kurta or long dress and an ample pair of churidar pyjama trousers tight at the ankles (although some women preferred to wear a petticoat instead). Punjabi women were particularly fond of jewellery, and a variety of ornaments made by highly skilled craftsmen were often worn from head to toe. Our subject wears bale earrings, a mala necklace and stacks of chure bangles that cover her forearms"

 

Sikh women covered their heads with a chunni at all times because it was considered indecent to be without your head covered. imagine if these bibian of the past saw the "sikh" women of today! It would be a bit of a shocker wouldn't it!    they've got a lot more than just their heads uncovered these days!  

 

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Amritsar 1905

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Banyan tree's    Banyan trees look so ancient    iv seen one near our pind  

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A Sikh woman, Punjab (1870's) : punjabi

 

Nankana Sahib 1922

JASPREET SINGH MATTA on Twitter: "Sharing rare 1922 Pic of ...

 

Pin on General

Manvir Singh: Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakaash Purb...

 

Panja Sahib 1932

'Gurdwara Panja Sahib':Dedicated to Guru Nanak in Hasan Abdal, Kaimalpur district (now in Pakistan). Clicked in April 1932.

 

Original Qila at Anandpur sahib

 The Original Building at Sri Anandpur Sahib (circa 1865) : Sikh

 

Qila Anandgarh Sahib,  does that mean that the big red building Qila Anandgarh is not the original Qila? that u see at Anandpur Sahib?

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1945     Shes beautiful!! 

Woman modeling Punjabi dress. June 1945 by Jack Wilkes : punjabi

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On 6/4/2020 at 6:56 PM, puzzled said:

Qila Anandgarh Sahib,  does that mean that the big red building Qila Anandgarh is not the original Qila? that u see at Anandpur Sahib?

 

Unfortunately the forts are new. The bricks are added to give an aged look.

Qila Lohgarh for example is completely new - it was destroyed by floods. 

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On 6/12/2020 at 9:58 PM, akaalsahaiji said:

Unfortunately the forts are new. The bricks are added to give an aged look.

Qila Lohgarh for example is completely new - it was destroyed by floods. 

Well that's a shame, I though qila anandgarh was the original fort. It looks silly how they've painted it red and carved in khandas! 

As if medieval forts were painted red and had khandas carved in  lol 

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