Most postcards of tigers during this period were of ones killed during hunting expeditions. with this being a refreshing exception even as the animal is likely confined in a small space.
A drawing by the painter M.V. Dhurandhar that animates the meaning of "syce" as having to do with "coaxing." It was defined by Hobson-Jobson (1906): "SYCE (p. 885) SYCE , s. Hind. from Ar. sāïs. A groom.
An early advertising postcard that makes you wonder if it is really India that is being shown, or perhaps an Arab scene?
[Verso] In Commemoration of the Visit of the German Crown Prince to East Asia 1910-1911 [end]. A spectacular postcard published in honor of the German Crown Prince Ferdinand's visit to India.
It was not just European and American tourists who came to India; this unusual postcard shows a Japanese traveler on a camel with the guide helpfully holding up a Japanese flag. The camel bags still have English names on them though.
A well-reserved "Lichtdruck" in German or "light-print" which offers the touch of a painted work for one anna.