It can be difficult to date Tuck's postcards because their numbering system – series that included India cards went from about 600 to almost 10,000 – was note entirely chronological.
One of the more priceless messages on vintage postcards: "I do not want to exchange any more post cards with you. F. Terry."
Postmarked Kolkata 1907 and sent to Miss Florence Irwin, 256 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
[Original caption] A Car Festival. The huge triumphal car has upon it a representation of the deity in whose honour the festival is observed. The car is drawn around the temple precincts by the willing hands of devotees.
A standout Tuck's postcard of one of the oldest temples in the city, with the tall dark gateway set-off against the people and view of the temple inside.
[Original caption] The Jummas Masjid, Old Poor House Road. Jumma Masjid means "Friday Mosque" they say, and so it is not surprising that more than one Indian temple bears the name.
[Original caption] Commercial street, Bangalore. Busy and thriving for it is so in Mysore that the most serious and successful effort has been made to develop the mineral resources of India.
This 16th century temple to Nandi, the sacred bull, was built by Kempe Gowda who also founded the city of Bangalore.
Bangalore is well-known for sprawling shopping malls, although in British times it was largely a cantonment town and only recently has become an information technology hub and one of the cities most prominently linked to the outsourcing of Western
Now MG or Mahatma Gandhi road, in a beautiful embossed Tuck's postcard.
[Original caption] South Parade. Bangalore is the capital of Mysore and the largest British cantonment in South India.