From an early "Greetings from" series by D.M. Macropolo & Co., a renowned Raj tobacconist with retail stores in Kolkata and Mumbai.
From an unusual later lithographic series, with some photographs by Raja Deen Dayal, and many of areas like this one around Hyderabad and including events like Lord Curzon's visit in 1903 to the State, it is nonetheless not at all clear that Dayal
This so-called "chromo-collotype" card was created by running an image derived from a black and white photograph through multiple color runs, after each color had dried, creating rich and translucent images.
One of the earliest postcards of India, Calcutta, published by W. Rossler, a German or Austrian photographer in the city in 1897. Lithograph, Court sized, Printed in Austria. Undivided back.
One of the many – to Indians, curious – new professions that sprouted in the growing city of Bombay at the turn of the century.
The entrance to Buddhist rock-cut caves built between the 2nd century BCE through 6th century in Karli, near Lonavla, between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra.
This particular postcard is among the hardest of Gerhardt's early works for The Ravi Varma Press to find, despite the effective use of depth of field to bring life to the scene.
An uncommon type of postcard flourished in Darjeeling, with individuals on real-photo black and white postcards carefully silhouetted and then individually hand-painted.
One of the most popular of early nautch postcards, made in many variations by Clifton & Co. As is so often the case, the musician lends colour and evokes the dance even if, in this case, they are probably standing very still in the studio.