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Every Picture Tells a Story! Lankapura photo archive featuring an extensive collection of historical photographs of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), photographs dating from the early 1850s to the Late 1970s. Join us to build the largest Sri Lankan vintage image collection & Enjoy!

Traditional devil dance ritual in 1800s Sri Lanka

Ballet Dramatique (Dramatic Ballet)

The yakun natima or Traditional devil dance ritual in 1800s in Sri Lanka

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Baling cinnamon in Sri Lanka

Baling cinnamon in Sri Lanka

Baling cinnamon in Sri Lanka Late 1800s

Showing five workers tying cinnamon cane into cylindrical bundles was destined for export.
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4th Cross Street Pettah, Colombo

4th Cross Street Pettah Colombo

4th Cross Street Pettah Colombo c.1900-1910

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Queen Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka Late 1800s

Queen Street, Colombo

Queen Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka in between 1890 & 1910

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Cinnamon Gardens Police Station, Colombo

Cinnamon Gardens Police Station

Cinnamon Gardens Police Station, Colombo c.1910 #IMG790

Cinnamon Gardens Police Station in Colombo, photograph taken around 1910 by Skeen.
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Prince Street Colombo fort

Prince Street Colombo fort

Prince Street Colombo fort, Sri Lanka Late 1800s #IMG789

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