[Original caption] Bombay, unlike most of the other shipping towns of importance, is not situated upon a river.
The Brahmin, as the art scholar Allan Life has noted, is reluctantly shuffling from tradition to modernity, from the temple behind him to the new city in front of him.
A very early lithographed card by Paul Gerhardt, who ran the lithographic printers at the Ravi Varma Press.
Sent to Miss Ettoi Virmillion, 52 West & South, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, via San Francisco: [Recto] "Bombay 22 March 1905. Very bare. Will"
[Original caption] General Post Office - Here is to be found a very fine building and an immense amount of business is transacted here. [end]
Opened in 1913, with a central dome modelled after the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, this remains one of the iconic
An early "Greetings from" concept card, printed in Italy, possibly to market train service between Mumbai and Kolkata, rife with tropes that Europeans would have associated with India: a tiger (stalking the train?
[Original caption] Back Bay, from Malabar Hill. A delightful spot where all classes, European and native, congregate to enjoy the fresh and breezy air in the cool of the evening. [end]
[Verso, handwritten] "This is a scene from Malabar Hill on which
A nicely coloured lithograph, with the green and red on the ground extending the teacher's garments.
Lessons in Music was published around 1905, when Dhurandhar participated in the first Bombay Exhibition, the official medal which he designed and received a Gold Medal for, in addition to other awards.
An early postcard in excellent condition which gives a good sense of the colors intended without fading or restoration needed.