[Original caption] Madras, Date Palms. This is a corner, probably of the People's Park at Madras, which the city owes to energy of its sometime Governor, Sir Charles Trevelyan.
[Original caption] Narsingarh - The Lake. Narsingarh is the capital of the state of that name in central India. It was founded in 1687 and is most picturesquely located on the shore of an artificial lake with a fort and palace on the height above.
It is to Bremner's credit that he managed to capture some of the most fleeting figures on camera, even if in rich, "picturesque" surroundings like this one where their presence added context and measure to images (and the trade that flowed through
[Original caption] This is a road in the thickly-populated native quarter of Black Town, west of the Esplanade.
"The foreign office is a picturesque building, somewhat in the Chalet style, built in 1888. It is located near Chaura Maidan" (Gazetteer of the Simla District, 1904, p. 123). Rudyard Kipling, in his story Wressley of the Foreign Office (Plain Tales
An unusual embossed scene, likely in Andhra Pradesh, where the frame contrasts nicely with the blue canal. Produced by a missionary organization, probably to raise money or advertise their activities in India.
[Original caption] The Royal Botanical Gardens on the west bank of the river, were founded in 1780 on the suggestion of Colonel Kyd, and have been of more service to public and private gardens of the world than any other horticultural institute.
The Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, about 18 km from the Indian border at Wagah, were constructed in the 1640s by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. They were inspired by his father Emperor Jehanghir's Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar, Kashmir.
These Jain temples were constructed in memory of Ādinātha, the first of the Jain tirthankaras, who is said to have meditated here. The publisher of these unusual postcards remains elusive.