A beautiful postcard from archaeological photographer Jadu Kissen, who had an office in Srinagar or may have worked for The Archaeological Survey of India in Kashmir at some point.
[Original caption] An Eastern Cemetery. The cemeteries of Rajputana in which is situated the state of Jeypore, are as picturesque as all that surrounds the lives of the Rajputs.
A very early postcard of Mt. Everest, probably printed in 1901 or earlier, by Darjeeling's premiere studio, run by the Austrian Thomas Paar.
This particular card was mailed to France from Chennai on Dec. 25, 1900. Note the entire message is readable, but from what is seems to say:
[Unclear first word] "Happy new year, Mr. Francis. Really it is not cold here. Antoine."
It is surprising how many brand's have survived since the turn of the century, Colman's Mustard of Norwich in the UK being part of a group that includes Lipton's, Nestle and Singer.
A nicely composed postcard showing the progression in the size of ocean-going vessels, from the small boat in the foreground, to the larger ship on right, and even larger ship in the distance on the left.
Another colorful artist-signed postcard of one of Kolkata's most prominent landmarks and postcarded spaces.
[Original caption] Entrance of Elephanta Caves. The caves are to be found on the Island of Elephanta which is situated about 6 miles from Bombay and are entered by a good flight of stone steps, constructed in 1854 at a cost of Rs.