Probably the earliest Tuck's postcard of the Taj Mahal, from a Bourne & Shepherd photograph, before writing was allowed on the back.
[Original caption] A beautiful palace of red sandstone built either by Akbar (1556-1605) or by Jahanghir (1605-1627). The great central court, its pillars, the carving and ornamentation, are all pure Hindu.
On January 15, 1907 the Afghan Amir Habibullah Khan visited Agra where he was shown major monuments and received in great style. An early example of a current-affairs postcard, where recent events were quickly memorialized by publishers.
Built during the Akber's Reign in 1599 A.D.
This massive gate was intended to intimidate possible attackers.
One of the most ancient of occupations, showing in the background what must be the larger human ecosystem that depends on the potter's labor.
A special embossed Christmas greetings version of this early Tuck's Agra postcard.
[Original caption] Exterior of Zenana, Agra. Here white marble pavilions look out on delicate inlaid pillars and finely perforated screen's thence across the Jumna.
[Original caption] The Taj Mahal, from the River. It is said that Shah Jehan designed a bridge to connect this last resting place of his wife with a similar Taj on the far side of the river.
[Original caption] Tomb of Etamad-ud-Dowla, Agra. The whole of the exterior and much of the interior is of white marble with beautiful inlay work. The mausoleum stands in a beautiful garden.
An early real photo postcard where the deterioration of the chemicals on the margins contributes to the preciousness of the scene, said to be the view the imprisoned Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan enjoyed from Agra Fort of the tomb he had built for his