The Port House (Code: 218) – Mounted Photo Print


$ 46$ 77

In view of the increase in the volume of trade and customs clearances, the Department of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India, decided to construct a New Custom House in Ballard Estate. The construction was completed in 1913. However, with the start of the First World War it was converted into a military hospital (the vestiges of which can still be seen in the white tiles on the walls of staircase next to the entrance). The building was formally handed over to the Customs Department in 1922 when it shifted from the Old Custom House.

The New Custom House was designed by George Wittet, then Consulting Architect to the Government of Bombay, in what came to be known as the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, which he introduced to the city with his senior and predecessor John Begg. Wittet is best known for designing the Gateway of India, built to commemorate the visit of King George the Vth in 1911. Other notable buildings designed by Wittet are Prince of Wales Museum (now Chattrapati Shivaji Vaastu Sangrahalaya) near Kala Ghoda, Small Causes Court at Dhobi Talao, KEM Hospital, etc



Magnate Publishing House invites you to embark upon a fascinating journey of unearthing the wonderful past of this glorious city through ‘BOMBAY 100 YEARS AGO’, an exclusive limited edition series of rare vintage archival prints.

‘BOMBAY 100 YEARS AGO’ is a collection of 100 exclusive & authenticated photographs, showcasing the heritage and historic landmarks of Bombay.

The copyrights of ‘Bombay 100 YEARS AGO’ are exclusive with Magnate Publishing House and these are reproductions of Original photographs which are more than 100 years old.

You not only get to own a unique collection of sepia-toned memories of Bombay, But these unique & rare prints bring to you a classic vintage look for your:

  • Office Interiors
  • Cabins
  • Lobbies
  • Conference rooms
  • Residences

Salient Features of the series:

  • Limited Edition & highly desirable.
  • Printed in German Technology ink, where color does not fade for 100 years.
  • High-grade archival imported paper.
  • Imported wooden photo frame
  • This print can be enlarged in any size

Additional information


Small, Medium


216gm, 892 gm


Archival Print on 280 GSM Natural Evolution Imported Paper, Imported Mount Board with Shrink Wrapped.

Shipping Details:

7 to 10 Business Days.