Cotton was the product that helped put 19th century Mumbai on the road to becoming one of the world's major cities. The product was celebrated on postcards like this virtual painting.
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.
Probably the Prince of Wales tiger hunting during his visit in 1905, by the German artist Ludwig Fromme (1882-1935). This kind of image cold also go back to 1876 and forward into the 1930s as royal visitors were often treated to well-orchestrated
One of America's most recognized international brands around the turn of the century, this was one of 33 postcards advertising the tobacco firm's product.