An early view of Bombay by one of its preeminent early postcard publishers. It shows the Rajabai Tower, completed in 1878 on the grounds of the University of Mumbai.
One of the most famous temples in Mumbai, Dwarkadhish Temple, built in 1875, was often referred to as the Monkey Temple because of the figures of monkeys eating bananas on the front.
[Original caption] Dreams in Stone, Temple of Halebid, Mysore State. Two most remarkable temples are here, the smaller of the two, star-shaped with 16-points, had a porch that from base to top was carved with sculptures of the best Indian art.
This 60 foot high gate, still very much in use, was built in the late 18th century by the rulers of Awadh as a copy of the Bab-e-Humayun in Istanbul.
[Original caption] King's Bath. When surrounded by Oriental Gardens the palace must have been more beautiful than anything we know of in the East.
The ninth oldest museum in the world and the oldest in India, what is now known as the Indian Museum Kolkata was started in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal. A Danish botanist, Nathaniel Wallich, is considered its founder.
[Original caption] Interior of Taj, Agra. One of the most graceful and most impressive sepulchres in the world.
[Original caption] Golden Mosque, Lahore. This mosque has three gilt domes and was built in 1753 by Bikhari Khan, a favorite of the widow of Mir Mannu, who governed Lahore a short time after her husband's death.