[Original caption] Sacred Temple of Buddha's Tooth, Kandy. This, the Temple of Maligawa, was built for the purpose of enshrining that priceless Buddhist relic, the Tooth of Gautama Buddha.
[Original caption] Kandy From Lady Horton's Walk This walk winds picturesquely around one of the hills which overhang the little lake upon which the town of Kandy is situated.
[Original caption] Hindoo God Siva: Ceylon. This is Brahma the Creator under his manifestation as Siva the Destroyer and Reproducer. The peacock beside him is that ridden by Saraswati, goddess of music and speech, Brahmas wife.
A refreshing portrait of a woman looking straight back at the viewer, not contained by the frame. Most probably from a portrait by Charles Scowen in the 1870s, who photographed the same woman in slightly different poses.
[Original caption] The tree grows to a height of 120 feet and has a large spreading head. A channel is in the bark with a cutlass for the mil to flow and is caught in gourds.
An example of how nicely the real photo postcard could be used to maximize the depth and mystery of black and white photography, here on glossy stock by A.W. Plate & Co., a firm which tried every type of postcard printing process.