A self-published, artist-signed postcard of an Impressionist sensibility by Miss Barnes of Madras [Chennai]. Painting was a hobby of many British women and men in India, watercolors often found in albums, but few went to the trouble of having their
In her absorbing and little known memoir At home in India ; or Tâza-be-Tâza (1903), Mrs. Margaretta Catherine Reynolds wrote in the section Indian Jugglers "It was in the verandah of the Bishop’s Palace, that I first witnessed the wonderful basket
Probably printed by Raphael Tuck & Co. in London on behalf of Hartmann, one of the earliest Tuck-printed set of 6 postcards of India, likely all made by the same unknown Aquarelle painter.
Sepia postcards were printed in a brown colour instead of black inks, and went in and out of fashion from the early 1900s through the 1940s.
- Symphera Nais. India.
- Ixias latifasciata. India and South China.
- Zephyrus dums. Sikkim.
- 4. Eramia pulchella. Assam.
[Original caption] Butterflies and Moths pass through three very distinct stages before they attain the perfect form viz.: 1. The Egg
While this postcard is from the early 1900s, as late as 1938 Murray's Handbook for India, Burma and Ceylon still recommended Costorphan's Hotel, with Cecil (Faletti's), Grand and Elysium to its travelers to the hillstation.
Mumbai grew from the 1860s through the 1890s largely because of the international cotton trade, which went from exporting cotton to textile manufacturing mills dotting the city.
The garden in front of the Victoria Memorial is sometimes still called Curzon Gardens.
Lord Curzon was the Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. He constructed Victoria Memorial in memory of Queen Victoria, the British monarch who died in 1901 after