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Rangoon Collection

Background imageRangoon Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Rangoon (Yangon) - Elephants

Burma (Myanmar) - Rangoon (Yangon) - Elephants
Elephant scenes from Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar (formerly Burma). The Elphants are being shipped onto a steamer and working/moving teak logs

Background imageRangoon Collection: Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
Indian Rice Merchants (Lakhmichand Manikchand) in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) - note the slightly cheeky bit of advertising by the Insurance Broker in the front row

Background imageRangoon Collection: Burma / Rangoon 1935

Burma / Rangoon 1935
Rangoon: Sule Pagoda Street

Background imageRangoon Collection: Strand Road, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar

Strand Road, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar, c.1890

Background imageRangoon Collection: Merchant Street, Rangoon Burma, Yangon, Myanmar

Merchant Street, Rangoon Burma, Yangon, Myanmar
Vintage 19th century photograph: Merchant Street, Rangoon Burma, Yangon, Myanmar

Background imageRangoon Collection: Shwedagon pagoda, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar

Shwedagon pagoda, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar, c.1880 s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Shwedagon Pagoda Southern entrance, Southern entrance

Shwedagon Pagoda Southern entrance, Southern entrance
The Southern entrance to the Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Zedi Daw), Yangon, Myanmar. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Ex-Judge Moung Oon, Rangoon, Burma

Ex-Judge Moung Oon, Rangoon, Burma
The ex-Judge Moung Oon (C.I.E.), Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar). He is seen wearing traditional Burmese attire, and with his Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E)

Background imageRangoon Collection: Riverboat, Rangoon, Burma

Riverboat, Rangoon, Burma
A group of half-naked Burmese people travel in a boat down a river in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar). Today the region is known as Yangon, as is the river that runs through it. Date: 1885

Background imageRangoon Collection: Burmese Woman Smokes, Rangoon

Burmese Woman Smokes, Rangoon
A portrait of a Burmese woman smoking a weed in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar). Smoking was an incredibly popular pastime in Burma at the time, with even children starting from a young age

Background imageRangoon Collection: Part of Platform, Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma

Part of Platform, Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma Date: 1920s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Vintage 19th century photograph: ship at iron wharf, scaffolding, Rangoon, Burma, Yangon

Vintage 19th century photograph: ship at iron wharf, scaffolding, Rangoon, Burma, Yangon, Myanmar

Background imageRangoon Collection: View of Rangoon Burma, Yanyon, Myanmar

View of Rangoon Burma, Yanyon, Myanmar
Vintage 19th century photograph: view of Rangoon Burma, Yanyon, Myanmar

Background imageRangoon Collection: Huge temple bell, Yangon, Rangoon, Burma, Myanmar

Huge temple bell, Yangon, Rangoon, Burma, Myanmar, c.1880 s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Chinese honeysuckle, Combretum indicum

Chinese honeysuckle, Combretum indicum
Chinese honeysuckle or Rangoon creeper, Combretum indicum (Quisqaulis indica)

Background imageRangoon Collection: Burmese advert in Chinese for Tiger Headache Cure

Burmese advert in Chinese for Tiger Headache Cure
Burmese advert for Tiger Trademark Headache Cure - Take immediately for headache and tooth for a fast cure. Produced by Eng Aun Tong (Yong An) in Rangoon Burma (Yangon)

Background imageRangoon Collection: Elephant lifting wooden logs - Rangoon, Burma

Elephant lifting wooden logs - Rangoon, Burma
circa 1910s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Staff of Rangoon General Hospital, incl Lily Mary McKenzie

Staff of Rangoon General Hospital, incl Lily Mary McKenzie
Staff of Rangoon General Hospital, including Lily Mary McKenzie. Formal group of four rows. Reverse reads Rangoon General Hospital (circ 1918-20)

Background imageRangoon Collection: BURMESE MUSICIANS 1861

BURMESE MUSICIANS 1861
An elaborately equipped sextet perform at a funeral at Rangoon : most of their instruments are percussion, two sets being housed in playpen-like rings. Date: 1861

Background imageRangoon Collection: BUDDHISM / DAGON PAGODA

BUDDHISM / DAGON PAGODA
The Great Dagon Pagoda in Rangoon, Burma (looking northwards) Date: 1825

Background imageRangoon Collection: The ship Rangoon sinks, 1871

The ship Rangoon sinks, 1871
The P&O mail steamship Rangoon sinking after the removal of the passengers and crew. The ship was accidently run onto the rocks when leaving Galle harbour in Sri Lanka, where it eventually sank. 1871

Background imageRangoon Collection: Gold stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Gold stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar Date: 2016

Background imageRangoon Collection: Burmese scouts in the water

Burmese scouts in the water
Burmese scouts of St Philips, 26th Rangoon Troop (Yangon), in the water with a scout leader

Background imageRangoon Collection: Dining Hall, Strand Hotel, Rangoon, Burma

Dining Hall, Strand Hotel, Rangoon, Burma
Dining Hall (centre), Strand Hotel, Rangoon, Burma. circa 1930

Background imageRangoon Collection: Karaweik Palace restaurant, Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Myanmar

Karaweik Palace restaurant, Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Karaweik Palace floating restaurant, Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Myanmar Date: 2016

Background imageRangoon Collection: Merchant Street, Rangoon, Burma, circa 1880 (Myanmar)

Merchant Street, Rangoon, Burma, circa 1880 (Myanmar). Date: circa 1880

Background imageRangoon Collection: Myanmar - Yangon - A woman in traditional attire

Myanmar - Yangon - A woman in traditional attire, holding a paper umbrella/parasol and a message scroll. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Myanmar - Yangon - The Jubilee Hall

Myanmar - Yangon - The Jubilee Hall Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Myanmar - Yangon - American Baptist College

Myanmar - Yangon - American Baptist College. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Myanmar - Yangon - Rowe and Cos Premises

Myanmar - Yangon - Rowe and Cos Premises - later the Immigration Office. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Myanmar - Yangon - The General Hospital

Myanmar - Yangon - The General Hospital
Myanmar - Yangon (Rangoon) - The General Hospital. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRangoon Collection: Yangon, Myanmar - Shwei Dagon Pagoda

Yangon, Myanmar - Shwei Dagon Pagoda - 14th century. Date: 1907

Background imageRangoon Collection: Yangon, Myanmar - The Rangoon Gazette

Yangon, Myanmar - The Rangoon Gazette with inset photograph of The Mandalay Palace at Mandalay, Myanmar, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. Date: 1905

Background imageRangoon Collection: Kokine Swimming Club - Rangoon

Kokine Swimming Club - Rangoon - within walking distance of Mount Pleasant Date: 1951

Background imageRangoon Collection: Methodist English School - Rangoon

Methodist English School - Rangoon - Mrs. Logie was Headmistress. Construction work at back during school holidays, replacing the Junior classroom wing

Background imageRangoon Collection: Fraser Street Ghari - Rangoon

Fraser Street Ghari - Rangoon - Fraser Street Ghari Date: 1952

Background imageRangoon Collection: Indian troops of the 17th Division in Payagyi

Indian troops of the 17th Division in Payagyi
Photograph: Indian troops of the 17th Division in Payagyi during the last few miles of the advance on Rangoon, April 1945. One of five official photographs associated with Burma, April to June 1945

Background imageRangoon Collection: Methodist Episcopal High School, Rangoon, Burma

Methodist Episcopal High School, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1910

Background imageRangoon Collection: Street scene and Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma

Street scene and Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma
Street scene and Shwe Dagon (Golden) Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1920

Background imageRangoon Collection: Kadir Rocks, Sri Lanka, 1871

Kadir Rocks, Sri Lanka, 1871
The Kadir Rocks at the entrance to Galle harbour, Sri Lanka, where the P&O mail steamship Rangoon was accidently sunk after running onto the rocks. Date: 1871

Background imageRangoon Collection: River steamer Nagama, Rangoon, Burma

River steamer Nagama, Rangoon, Burma
River steamer Nagama (Irrawaddy Flotilla Company), and Tender CB45 alongside, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1906

Background imageRangoon Collection: River scene with boats, Rangoon, Burma

River scene with boats, Rangoon, Burma
River scene with boats, steamers and floating dock, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1905

Background imageRangoon Collection: Young Mens Christian Association, Rangoon, Burma

Young Mens Christian Association, Rangoon, Burma
Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) building, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1910

Background imageRangoon Collection: Banquet Hall, Strand Hotel, Rangoon, Burma

Banquet Hall, Strand Hotel, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1930

Background imageRangoon Collection: Statues at the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Statues at the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar Date: 2016

Background imageRangoon Collection: Stupa of Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Stupa of Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar Date: 2016

Background imageRangoon Collection: Statue at the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Statue at the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar Date: 2016

Background imageRangoon Collection: Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda reclining Buddha, Yangon, Myanmar

Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda reclining Buddha, Yangon, Myanmar
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and reclining Buddha statue, Yangon, Myanmar Date: 2016



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