Postcards of Darjeeling's bazaar were very common, perhaps because of the excitement at the visual engagement of people coming with their goods from nearby villages and offering them to the hillstation's residents and tourists.
11,400 tons, 16,000 Horse-Power, at the Anchorage, Bombay.
This postcard gives some sense of the size of the freighters sailing between Europe and India in the early 20th century.
Kasauli is a cantonment hillstation not far from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. It was founded in 1842, with a small strip of a bazaar typical of other small towns, although here originally photographed with a dramatic and welcoming diagonal.
This striking image was also published in a 1924 issue of National Geographic magazine. Shikarpur is an ancient ancient trading city; its merchants have traded for centuries with different areas of Central Asia, Afghanistan and Iran.
[Original caption] The Bara Bazaar, Bombay (City). The Bara Bazaar is one of the busiest spots in the City of Bombay, and is substantial in its industries as it is in its appearance.
Bangalore is well-known for sprawling shopping malls, although in British times it was largely a cantonment town and only recently has become an information technology hub and one of the cities most prominently linked to the outsourcing of Western
Density, darkness and detail combine in the full collotype effect. Note the tiny markers of European presence like the [Jab]bar Khan Fruit Seller sign in the top left.