Nestle, founded in 1867, claims on its website that its relationship with India started in 1912. Cards like this from approximately 1900 are evidence that the roots of this relationship extend back earlier.
A hand painted postcard that – if it was also purchased in Ahmedabad, from where it was sent – suggests that these rare postcards relative to the mass-printed ones were also available outside of Bombay. Postmarked 30 November 1908 and sent to Mr.
Kalighat - Burning Ghat - Nautch Girl - Kali
One of the earliest "Greetings from Calcutta" postcards, by the German or Austrian photographer Werner Roessler who was based in the city and had the lithographic card printed in Austria from his
An unusual lithographic card of a rarely postcarded city, one where Gandhi spent his early years in school. Rajkot is now the 4th largest city in Gujarat with a population approaching 2 million.
A wonderfully hand-tinted postcard by Spencer & Co., with its signature red used with great balance across the girl's clothing. The jewelry makes one wonder whether some of them are really school girls.
Postmarked Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2/11/1907 and sent
An early postcard by R. Jalbhoy, a Karachi photographer who established his practice around 1890 and later would become a reputable dealer for Kodak and various European photographic goods on Elphinstone Street.
A rare Dutch lithographic postcard showing what is likely a Rajput prince or warrior. Note the very skillful use of the white background to extend the man's shirt.
A very early postcard of Jaipur, made from an albumen print, title and photographer visible in white where it was inscribed onto the albumen negative. The color was applied through hand-tinting. Compare to a colorized postcard of the same image made