Signed in print by the expedition's leader, Willy Merkl.
[Original caption, Verso] Shah Jehan - Famed for his Peacock Throne, blazing in the shifting natural colors of rubies, sapphires and emeralds; valued by Tavernier at $32,500,000. But the Emperor is now more famous as the Builder of the Taj, that
Johnny Stores - run by a man named Janki Das - was one of Karachi's most prominent postcard publishers from the 1920s through 1940s.
The Residency is where the British representative to the Maharajah of Kashmir's court lived. Srinagar lies on both banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River.
[Original caption] Punjab Club, Lahore. There aremany fine buildings in the modern part of the City of Lahore, while the picturesque old town with its balconies, projecting oriel windows, and irregular buildings will delight the artist.
Major Indian famines were caused by droughts and poor food distribution policies. Though uneven rainfall was a major cause of Indian famines in the 19th century, faulty administrative and economic policies were equally responsible.
Kasauli is a cantonment hillstation not far from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. It was founded in 1842, with a small strip of a bazaar typical of other small towns, although here originally photographed with a dramatic and welcoming diagonal.
This postcard shows a scene at the platform of Karla railway station outside Mumbai where The Ravi Varma Press was headquartered. On the platform, a barefoot man is holding a stick, another is smoking a hookah.
This image published by The Colombo Apothecaries is apparently based on an original albumen photograph taken in the 1870s or 1880s by the British photographer Charles Scowen who sold his negatives to the firm when he tried to become a planter in