An Dhurandhar portrait of a familiar sight on Bombay streets, the multi-tasking juggler. Note once again the soft city backdrop.
Bullocks and bhistees served an important role in transporting fresh water to city residents.
Ensuring fresh water supply to the residents in a desert region was always difficult.
The Delhi Durbar of 1911 was one of the most "postcarded" events of the Raj, and the first time a reigning British monarch, George V and his wife Queen Mary (an avid postcard collector) attended.
From an early "Greetings from" series by D.M. Macropolo & Co., a renowned Raj tobacconist with retail stores in Kolkata and Mumbai.
A nice representation of water being extracted and transported by human and animal labor throughout a village.
Note the diagonal leading the eye into a rich scene, the figures in the corners of the frame, the tethered cow on the left, the pots in the coals, the vibrancy of this human space under a hoisted banner.
"It was curious, for example, to hear us spoken of as ‘the Monkey People’," wrote longtime Punjab I.C.S. Officer Sir Malcolm Darling in his memoir. He continued:
"Nor was it altogether palatable to be told by a highly educated Brahmin—‘you (that is,
A hand painted postcard of a favorite sport for Indian Maharajahs, British colonial officials and well-heeled tourists.