Engineering feats were a common theme on early postcards, particularly those which also had an "imperial" or conquest sub-text. especially in the western part of the Raj like Balochistan.
[Original caption] Zenana Carriage, Jeypore. This picture of the quaint and thoroughly Oriental-looking vehicle was taken in a street of Jeypore, the capital of the state of that name in Rajputana.
The original floating bridge on Kolkata's major river, replaced in the late 1930s by the iron Howrah Bridge. While this postcard was likely from a Johnston & Hoffman photograph, it was probably produced by F.
From a German painted series on the different kinds of ships used along India's coasts, a subject that seems to have escaped the attention of Indian and British postcard publishers.
As far as the origin of the word Coromandel, Hobson-Jobson declared:
Hobson Jobson defines the "jutka" in this finely coloured postcard with condescending tone "s. From Dak. -- Hind. jhaṭkā, 'quick.' The native cab of Madras, and of Mofussil towns in that Presidency; a conveyance only to be characterised by the
[Original caption] A Kerzawah is a popular method of transport in the Indo-Afghan frontier, the camel being the usual beast of burden, and able to carry four persons in a load.
A hand painted postcard from roughly 1905, many of which like printed postcards illustrated the various labor occupations.
Before there were cars, there were carriages, and even these could benefit from pneumatic tyres which were inflated by air and led to more comfortable rides.
[Original caption] Bombay. View of Victoria Terminus & Municipal Building. Bombay is by fat the most European in appearance of all the cities of India.