[Original caption] The Lidder Valley is one of the approaches to the big beautiful State of Kashmere, the favorite holiday resort of the European residents of India.
With the exceptions of Bangalore and Belgaum, there are not many postcards of smaller cities in Karnataka; even today, Palakkad's population is less than 150,000. This shot of a large mansion concealed by trees on the left and carts in the center of
[Original caption] Back Bay, from Malabar Hill. A delightful spot where all classes, European and native, congregate to enjoy the fresh and breezy air in the cool of the evening. [end]
[Verso, handwritten] "This is a scene from Malabar Hill on which
A very early postcard of Mt. Everest, possibly the earliest.
Sent to Jerome Steinback, 341–11th St., Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. and postmarked Feb. 14, 1902 in Darjeeling. [Recto] "2/13/02 Our greetings to you from the most beautiful spot in India –
An early German missionary postcard showing a view through thick vegetation of the lake at Kodaikanal.
[Original German] Durckblick auf den See in Kodaikanal (Paini-Berge), Ostindien. [end]
An early postcard in excellent condition which gives a good sense of the colors intended without fading or restoration needed.
A view of the shortest river (76 miles) to empty into the Bay of Bengal, and a long-critical artery for Chennai, at a time when it was much less polluted than today.
Almost invisible in this painted scene are the two men near the center, half-hidden markers of scale, secret rewards for the perceptive postcard viewer.
According to Hobson-Jobson, the word gymkhana "is quite modern, and was unknown 40 years ago. The first use that we can trace is (on the authority of Major John Trotter) at Rūrkī in 1861, when a gymkhana was instituted there.