A beautiful real photo postcard given the dark curtain between the trees. After 1947 it was renamed Karachi Zoological and Botanical Gardens; it had been called Gandhi Gardens in honor of a visit by Mahatma Gandhi in 1934.
Although posed in the photographer's studio, it shows how young girls carried suitcases and bedding on behalf of visitors to the hillstation.
This striking image of a Bengali woman was apparently first published by a Greek tobacconist based in Kolkata, Nestor Gianaclis, and later also published in different variations by D.
Adressed to Miss E. Eraston [sp?] in London, date unclear: "You see hundreds of these things going right out to sea for fishing. E. J. L."
Addressed to Miss E. Young, West Worthing, Sussex, England and postmarked Dalhouse, May 23, 1905: "Along the top of the houses on the right runs the road.
A nicely-framed postcard with the jali [or jaali, a stone carved lattice screen] dominating the image.
Among the earliest postcards of Bombay from a photograph. One can see the title and photographer inscribed at the bottom of the original glass negative, and the hand-tinting is done in large blocks.
Knife grinders are a vanishing craft. Doing this at home before electric knife sharpeners was difficult. Knife grinders would take their sharpening wheels from door to door and take care of the problem.
An earlier postcard view, before divided backs