The bhistee or water carrier was a critical support to urban life before running water became widespread and reliable, and is one of the most frequent postcard subjects.
When this postcard was published in 1899, the BMC building as it has come to be known across of Victoria Terminus railway station had been open barely six years.
At the turn of the century, the uniformed policeman was a novel sight. Note the umbrella instead of gun or baton stick carried by this early policeman, drawn by M.V. Dhurandhar.
Postmarked May 14, 1903, Spencer’s Buildings.
Srimati Sarojini Naidu, also known as the Nightingale of India, for her poetry.
Sarojini Naidu (February 13, 1879 - March 2, 1949), known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India), was a child prodigy, freedom fighter, and poet.
[Original caption] The Bara Bazaar, Bombay (City). The Bara Bazaar is one of the busiest spots in the City of Bombay, and is substantial in its industries as it is in its appearance.
Bombay is the anglicized name of the original Portuguese word "Bombaim." Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra.
One of the least known strands in the Indian struggle for Independence is the role of many different British supporters of freedom from Imperial rule. About one of these Kusoom Vadgama writes in her enlightening volume India British Campaigns in
[Original caption] General View of Victoria Gardens, Bombay. These beautifully laid out gardens are a source of pleasure to the weary and jaded worker in the cool of the evening after a hard day's work in the broiling sun and stuffy offices. [end]
This temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in Mumbai is shown on an unusual lithographic postcard from roughly 1905. Lithographs were rarely produced by this time, having dominated early postcard production before 1900. The series this postcard was