It is hard to overestimate the importance of the telegraph, introduced in 1840 to the Raj, as this grand edifice dedicated to the new medium and constructed in the 1870s suggests.
A fine example of the performative act that sending a postcard was when they first became popular. The nicely positioned and cancelled stamp, the sender's signature, "Doux Baisers" ("Sweet Kisses"), sent to his wife in France.
A storied building, still standing, which was everything from a Governor's residence to Admiralty House and the first High Court of Bombay.
Note how this advertisement for family life in the cantonment shows a woman and pram on the verandah.
A rich bazaar view by a little known publisher once based in Peshawar whose wide variety of postcards of Punjab and NWFP is possibly unrivaled in the region during the early 20th century. Moorli Dhur & Sons of Amballa, and H.A.
Although not signed, this may have been from a painting or drawing by Evelyn Stuart Hardy (1865?-1935) who illustrated a number of other "Child Life" series postcards for A. B. Shaw, a London printer and publisher.
A rare night time photograph of an old cinema in the Saddar Bazaar area of Peshawar, said to have been founded around 1913 and demolished in 2020.
A slightly mysterious postcard of a gymkhana, a facility invented by colonial residents as a place to play sports starting the 1860s, and slowly planted across cities and cantonments across the subcontinent.
Another painted postcard by the Anglo-Indian artist Frank Clinger Scallan (1870-1950) whose Kolkata series of nearly a dozen postcards reflects the pleasures of life in what was British India's largest metropolis.