Sepia postcards were printed in a brown colour instead of black inks, and went in and out of fashion from the early 1900s through the 1940s.
Mumbai grew from the 1860s through the 1890s largely because of the international cotton trade, which went from exporting cotton to textile manufacturing mills dotting the city.
A rare postcard of the man who founded the RSS, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, an Indian nationalistic, right-wing Hindu organization that continues to play a prominent role in Indian politics, in 1925 in Nagpur following his disillusionment with
A curiously hand-tinted sepia real photo postcard of the great Bengali writer and multi-faceted artist (1861-1941), with pink expertly applied on the inside garment peeking out from below.
A rare Tuck's "Real Photograph" postcard of India, which they seem to have offered in response to the market around the 1930s. The Mexican writer Octavio Paz describes the scene in 1951 when he first approached Bombay by ship:
"An arch of stone
There are few postcards from Chitral available at the turn of the century, a remote set of mountain valleys that figured in the explorations and struggles around the "Great Game" with Tzarist Russia in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
A nicely-framed postcard with the jali [or jaali, a stone carved lattice screen] dominating the image.
Addressed to Miss Hoggan, Spindle Cottage, Styal Road, Wilslow, Cheshire, England and postmarked Karachi October 15, 1925: "How would you like to take a class like this? Mummie tells me you have gone back to school and that you are in a higher form.
Note how nicely the stamp is positioned in line with the woman's arms; according to the so-called "language of stamps" current at the turn of the century, this stamp position might mean the sender is asking "Do you love me?" or even "Your love