A very early postcard printed in India, most likely by The Ravi Varma Press and drawn by its chief lithographer Paul Gerhardt.
The Buckingham Canal is an almost 500 mile long freshwater canal built in the 19th century that runs along the Coromandel coast in eastern India.
[Original caption] Entrance of Elephanta Caves. The caves are to be found on the Island of Elephanta which is situated about 6 miles from Bombay and are entered by a good flight of stone steps, constructed in 1854 at a cost of Rs.
This Mohmand conflict in 1908 was with the so-called “Hindustani Fanatics” who found sanctuary from the Sikhs in the mountains north of Swat in Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP, now KPK or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in the 1840s (they survive to this day).
A fine example of hand-tinting and documentation on a postcard. Note how the barber's entire work kit is proudly displayed at the bottom of the image, all of which fits into a leather satchel.
An unusual card from The Ravi Varma Press which shows two women walking among a crowd in a makeshift bazaar, part of a set of similar cards.
An unusual scene in this postcard by what was British Burma's premiere postcard publisher. The 1900 guide Burma by Max and Bertha Ferrars describes the use of these canoes: "The boat-races are held at the Thadindyut festival.
One of those beautiful embossed lithographic cards the Germans were fond of producing that depicted, probably in actual size, coinage and their equivalencies from different parts of the world.
A vibrant painted postcard by the Anglo-Indian artist Frank Clinger Scallan (1870-1950), part of a series he made illustrating the city he spent much of his life in.