Flora Fountain 
Late 19th to early 20th century
Glass negative 

This image of the Flora Fountain is part of the Museum’s collection of glass negatives. Sculpted in imported Portland stone by James Forsythe, the Flora Fountain was unveiled in 1869 and dedicated to Sir Bartle Frere, Governor of Bombay from 1862 to 1867. It was situated at the site of one of the three gateways to the erstwhile Bombay Fort. The fountain is named after Flora, the Roman goddess of Abundance, seen at the top.