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Street Scene, Delhi.

Street Scene, Delhi.

One of the earlier firmly dateable postcards by H.A. Mirza & Sons, the Chandni Chowk photography firm which was to become the dominant Delhi and northern Indian postcard publisher by 1905.

Postmarked Jaipur November 22, 1903 and Chicago Dec.

Sudder Bazaar, Peshawar

Sudder Bazaar, Peshawar

The central bazaar in Peshawar, capital of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP, now KPK) was a common postcard subject, even for distant publishers like H.A. Mirza in Delhi. Murrays Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon (1928) wrote:

Barian Bazaar (Snow)

Barian Bazaar (Snow)

Snow blankets Barian, a town near Murree hillstation in the Punjab. Baljee was an army photographer based in Murree whose large albumen prints (note the title in the negative at the bottom left) were published as coloured collotype postcards.

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