City Life, Old Lahore


People at stalls in corner market on the street.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

View of the exterior of Jubilee Museum & Technical Institute, Prince Albert Memorial Museum & an old military cannon built in 1781 being inspected by visitors.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White


View of the exterior of Jubilee Museum & Technical Institute, Prince Albert Memorial Museum
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moslem men & women walking & lying in the street.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Herd of bullocks on the street (Outside Shalimar Garden).
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Man carrying ornate box on his head w. others on street.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Closeup of plaque on an old military cannon which reads ZAMZAMAH OR BHANCIAN-WALI TOP. MADE AT LAHORE IN 1761 A.D. OR 1174 A. H., in front of the Jubilee Museum & Technical Institute, Prince Albert Memorial Museum.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Pedestrian traffic on the street.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Indian boys playing atop an old military cannon built in 1761 which stands on the grounds of the Jubilee Museum & Technical Institute, Prince Albert Memorial Museum.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moslems taking water fr. pool of Badshahi Mosque.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

View of the front entrance to the Jubilee Museum & Technical Institute, Prince Albert Memorial Museum
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Pedestrian traffic on the street.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moslem woman in purdah walking w. others on street.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moslem mother in purdah, holding her baby as she walks w. others through a market.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White


Butcher brandishing a switch over cuts of meat to keep the flies away in his stall at market.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moslem woman in purdah walking w. others through pottery stall in a market.
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Goats loll around the feet of woman looking over fabrics at stall in market.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Man using a hand-cranked sewing machine to make clothes as he smokes a hooka pipe in his shop.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Indian soldiers driving two-wheeled carts drawn by mules through the street.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Man preparing meat & flour as he gets reading to cook a meal.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Man cooking food over a brazier in the bkgd. as men sit down at counter to partake of dishes covered by cheesecloth at food stall in market.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Butcher w. large fan which he uses to fan cuts of meat in his stall in a market.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Shopkeeper using balance scale to weigh portion of food for a customer in his food stall at market.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Indian women peeking out from the doorways.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Shopkeepers posing w. others at their spice store stall in market area of the city.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Barber appraising growth on man's face before giving him a shave in market place.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

two young boys peering through the wheel of old military cannon built in 1781 in front of the Jubilee Museum & Technical Institute, Prince Albert Memorial Museum.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Man smoking a hooka pipe as others look on.
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

horse-drawn wagon on a busy city street..
Location: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Date taken: September 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moselms sitting inside of the gate of Vazir Khan Mosque
Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: September 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moslems washing themselves in the pool in Vazir Khan Mosque.

Location: Lahore, India
Date taken: September 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Moslems gathered at pool in front of the beautiful Vazir Khan Mosque.
Location: Lahore, Punjab, India
Date taken: August 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

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    # by abdullah - June 2, 2011 at 4:23 AM

    thanks miss white
    i am from Lahore and its good to see the old era that has passed in lahore and i couldn't witnessed that time but your photographs made me feel that i am from that age........