Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

British Burma (1826-1942)

Mandalay circa 1900: 26th Street towards the clock tower.

Mandalay circa 1900: 26th Street towards the clock tower.

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Silver Grill Jazz Club of Barr Street

Silver Grill Jazz Club of Barr Street

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Before there was Naypyitaw: the market at Pyinmana circa 1900

Before there was Naypyitaw: the market at Pyinmana circa 1900

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A photo of the old Royal Hotel

A photo of the old Royal Hotel

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Shafraz Road Rangoon c. 1920.

Shafraz Road Rangoon c. 1920.

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Dalhousie Road (now Mahabandoola Road) c. 1940, near Theingyi-zay (originally the Sooratee Burra Bazaar

Dalhousie Road (now Mahabandoola Road) c. 1940, near Theingyi-zay (originally the Sooratee Burra Bazaar

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Strand Road (corner of Barr Street) c. 1900.

Strand Road (corner of Barr Street) c. 1900.

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A Rangoon municipal tax receipt c. 1930s

A Rangoon municipal tax receipt c. 1930s

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Portrait of a group of Burmese men on a porch c. 1868

Portrait of a group of Burmese men on a porch c. 1868

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The Rangoon waterfront c. 1868 (by J. Jackson).

The Rangoon waterfront c. 1868 (by J. Jackson).

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A Rangoon office c.1870

A Rangoon office c.1870

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Moulmein (Mawlamyine) 1872, with the prison in the foreground.

Moulmein (Mawlamyine) 1872, with the prison in the foreground.

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"Frau mit Zigarre" c. 1875. Portrait by the German ethnologist and explorer Fedor Jagor who was in Rangoon collecting for Berlin museums.

"Frau mit Zigarre" c. 1875. Portrait by the German ethnologist and explorer Fedor Jagor who was in Rangoon collecting for Berlin museums.

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Drawing of downtown Mandalay in the late 1880s, near the old Zeygyo bazaar.

Drawing of downtown Mandalay in the late 1880s, near the old Zeygyo bazaar.

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Rangoon tram c. 1935

Rangoon tram c. 1935

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Mandalay "B Road" in 1886

Mandalay "B Road" in 1886

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A portrait of a Burmese gentleman in 1887

A portrait of a Burmese gentleman in 1887

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The 16th century Buddha at Wingaba c. 1890

The 16th century Buddha at Wingaba c. 1890

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"A Burmese lady, her servant, and two citrus fruits" - a photograph by Phillip Adolophe Klier c.1890.

"A Burmese lady, her servant, and two citrus fruits" - a photograph by Phillip Adolophe Klier c.1890.

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Traditional justice: a Myothugyi receiving a petition at his Yon c. 1890

Traditional justice: a Myothugyi receiving a petition at his Yon c. 1890

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Rangoon from the river c. 1890.

Rangoon from the river c. 1890.

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Sule Pagoda and the old Municipal Office c. 1890

Sule Pagoda and the old Municipal Office c. 1890

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Burmese men in traditional pasos

Burmese men in traditional pasos

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The wife and son of the Sawbwa of Wuntho in 1890 with family and retainers

The wife and son of the Sawbwa of Wuntho in 1890 with family and retainers

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Portrait of a Burmese entertainer taken at the Johannes & Co. Studio on "C Road" in Mandalay c. 1895

Portrait of a Burmese entertainer taken at the Johannes & Co. Studio on "C Road" in Mandalay c. 1895

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Before TV and the internet: kids (and others) watching a puppet show in Rangoon 1895.

Before TV and the internet: kids (and others) watching a puppet show in Rangoon 1895.

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An early photograph of Mandalay

An early photograph of Mandalay

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"A young prince and followers" Mandalay c. 1895 by Felice Beato

"A young prince and followers" Mandalay c. 1895 by Felice Beato

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Moulmein c.1895 with (I think) St Patrick's School in the foreground.

Moulmein c.1895 with (I think) St Patrick's School in the foreground.

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An early Burmese NGO - the Marks Memorial Fund

An early Burmese NGO - the Marks Memorial Fund

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