A beautiful embossed card showing exchange rates between Indian and European currencies, in those days usually stable for long periods of time.
R. Jalbhoy was a major Karachi photographer and postcard publisher at the turn of the century, who could often depict people and parts of the city that fell off the usual tourist or landmark circuit. Note the shoes on the sitters in this studio shot.
An exceptional early lithographic card from the famous German exotic people's promoter and founder of Berlin's zoo. The title says it depicts an Indian coffee house.
A crystal-clear collotype of an institution founded in 1860, and and vastly expanded in 1897 thanks to a grant from philanthropist Sardar Sir Chinubhai Madhavalal Bert.
Part of an eight card set depicting the same roles but different types who fill them in India and Britain, durwan being defined as "a live-in doorkeeper, especially in an apartment building."
[Original caption] Gwalior Fortress has figured in Indian history since the sixth-century and is situated on a precipitous, flat-topped, isolated sandstone hill, 300 feet above the town.
D. C. Mehra's many Lahore postcards are the most extensive color ones of the city, far larger in number than the Tuck's sets which also included one of the Lahore General Post Office. Right on the Mall, it was designed and built by Sir Ganga Ram,
Peshawar's city gate facing Kabul decorated for what was likely the then Prince and Princess of Wales visit (later King George V and Queen Mary) to the city on December 2, 1905.
The Holy Trinity Church on the Mall was consecrated in May of 1857, just as the "Mutiny" or first War of Independence against British rule began.