Catamarans are one of the first types of boats and the earliest users of catamarans were apparently fishermen living on the southern coast of Tamil Nadu; the word itself is of Tamil origin.
This beautiful postcard was part of the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board's (CTRB) evangelizing mission to demonstrate the island's rich tea economy.
Shimla, formerly Simla, was the summer capital of the erstwhile British Raj in India. It is now a municipal corporation in Shimla District and the capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Perhaps no image was more common in 19th century British albums from India than the Memorial Well at Cawnpore [Kanpur]. It was a tribute to the women and children apparently executed in unclear circumstances by rebellious Indian soldiers under the
Postcards of the tea industry were popular in the early 20th century and helped spread consumption of the product grown in northeast and South India and Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. Women and children often picked the tea leaves, and this worker, likely from
Another Dhurandhar postcard that captures the essence and humour of a telegraph peon using a bicycle to rush to his destination.
[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
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.