Cotton was the product that helped put 19th century Mumbai on the road to becoming one of the world's major cities. The product was celebrated on postcards like this virtual painting.
A self-published, artist-signed postcard of an Impressionist sensibility by Miss Barnes of Madras [Chennai]. Painting was a hobby of many British women and men in India, watercolors often found in albums, but few went to the trouble of having their
In her absorbing and little known memoir At home in India ; or Tâza-be-Tâza (1903), Mrs. Margaretta Catherine Reynolds wrote in the section Indian Jugglers "It was in the verandah of the Bishop’s Palace, that I first witnessed the wonderful basket
Probably printed by Raphael Tuck & Co. in London on behalf of Hartmann, one of the earliest Tuck-printed set of 6 postcards of India, likely all made by the same unknown Aquarelle painter.
Mumbai grew from the 1860s through the 1890s largely because of the international cotton trade, which went from exporting cotton to textile manufacturing mills dotting the city.
The garden in front of the Victoria Memorial is sometimes still called Curzon Gardens.
Lord Curzon was the Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. He constructed Victoria Memorial in memory of Queen Victoria, the British monarch who died in 1901 after
The Colaba Causeway, now known as Bhagat Singh Road, was opened in 1838 and connected Colaba and what was known as Old Woman's Island with the mainland of Bombay.
This postcard actually shows a young Gohar Jan (right) and her mother Malka Jan, both famous dancers and singers. Gohar Jan was the first recorded Indian artist, by the Gramophone company in 1904. She can be heard on YouTube.
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