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D. Billimoria

D. Billimoria

Dinshaw Billimoria (1904-1942) was one of India's most famous silent film actors, and became best known for his success in R. S. Choudhury's Anarkali (1928). He made the transition to sound films successfully in the early 1930s, but died at the age

Shoe-lace Hawker

Shoe-lace Hawker

An early Dhurandhar postcard showing, as he was wont to do, the new types springing up in the city of Bombay as office workers and other people wearing Western shoes needed to replace their laces.

A Cashmere Lady

A Cashmere Lady

An unusual, moody image of a Kashmiri woman from a Times of India series of people across the subcontinent that was often artist-signed, although the artist behind this one remains anonymous.

Massacre Ghat, Cawnpore

Massacre Ghat, Cawnpore

On the back of this card, showing one of the most memorable places to colonial residents from the Uprising of 1857, its significance is explained in this handwritten message: "“Dear Lill, This is the place where “During the Mutiny” the Women and

Karli Caves

Karli Caves

An early court-sized postcard by Paul Gerhardt, chief lithographer at The Ravi Varma Press in - yes - Karli, outside Bombay. The firm moved its premises here in the late 1890s.

The Bowachi

The Bowachi

One of Moorli Dhur's series on Indian domestic staff shows a cook cutting a bird with a knife between his toes while smoking a hookah. Many publishers – Johnston & Hoffman in Kolkata, Higginbothams in Chennai, Thacker, Spink & Co.

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