Sepia postcards were printed in a brown colour instead of black inks, and went in and out of fashion from the early 1900s through the 1940s.
A little known aspect of the postcard "revolution" was the secret language of conveying messages by positioning stamps in select ways; this postcard served as a Rosetta stone for sender and receiver alike.
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.
[Original caption] General Post Office - Here is to be found a very fine building and an immense amount of business is transacted here. [end]
Opened in 1913, with a central dome modelled after the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, this remains one of the iconic
An unusual postcard in its deft juxtaposition of old and new, railway tracks and historic fort. The Bala Hisar Fort is Peshawar's largest landmark derives its name "Bala Hisar" from Persian, meaning elevated or high fort.