An early Italian or French postcard celebrating or advertising the city of Bombay. It also features a bicycle, then becoming popular in the city.
John Campbell Oman (1841-1911), author of The Mystics, Ascetics and Saints of India (1903) describes the incident that made him take it upon himself to write this encyclopedic work towards the end of his life.
Note the rich character on this man's face in an image by M.V. Dhurandhar, one of India's most exceptional and prolific early 20th century painters and postcard artists.
Sent to Master E.
An unusual postcard in the use of so much black, which beautifully brings out the portrait of this man, his beard and clothing (black was expensive for printers due to the amount of ink consumed). Due to better economic prospects in Sri Lanka, during
[Original caption] "The blow that was hurled at us this afternoon was a nail in the coffin of the British Empire. Nobody who has seen it is ever likely to forget it. It has sunk deep into our own soul.
A Central Asian trader who made his way down the slippery, winding routes of the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan ranges into Kashmir's valleys.
Mortimer Menpes was prominent early 20th century painter who made a well-advertised painting trip to India in 1903 for the Delhi Darbar. This image was the first in the book The Darbar written with his daughter Dorothy Menpes (1903) who accompanied