A colonial offering, on a rare lithographic card, both obsequious and a caricature of the snotty memsahib.
[Verso, handwritten] "C.S.MS Missionary, now retired. So sorry, I forgot to provide stamps on the envelope I posted yesterday. I enclose 2 to make amends. With love A."
A self-published postcard by Miss Barne of St. Ebbas, Madras [Chennai], apparently an amateur painter.
Kanpur, known as Cawnpore before 1948, is one of the larger cities in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Once mainly a cantonment town, and scene of much fighting in 1857, today it is an important industrial center.
[Original caption] The Dhal Lake is situated amid the most beautiful scenery of the native India State of Kashmir.
Army barracks crowned by the Himalayan mountains. Dalhousie is a hillstation in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh founded in 1854 the by the original British colonists of India, the East India Company.
A nicely composed contrast between the men in the foreground, and the sprawling Mughal-era fort in the background.
[Verso, hand written] On the road between Peshawar and Rawal Pindi [end]
Houseboats on the Dal Lake, which included bedroom(s), kitchen and a bathroom were a favorite postcard subject, popular then as in modern times among tourists and local inhabitants.