R. Jalbhoy was a major Karachi photographer and postcard publisher at the turn of the century, who could often depict people and parts of the city that fell off the usual tourist or landmark circuit. Note the shoes on the sitters in this studio shot.
Construction of the Karachi Municipal Corporation offices began in 1895 with foundation stone laying.
A beautiful real photo postcard given the dark curtain between the trees. After 1947 it was renamed Karachi Zoological and Botanical Gardens; it had been called Gandhi Gardens in honor of a visit by Mahatma Gandhi in 1934.
Frere Hall is a well-preserved monument of the British Raj. Built in memory of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere (1815-1884) who as an early Chief Commissioner of Sindh promoted economic and civic activities in the province.
The residence of the Chief Minister of Sindh in the heart of modern Karachi. This Sindhi power center is on the same road as major hotels, Frere Hall and the US Consulate.
Addressed to Miss Hoggan, Spindle Cottage, Styal Road, Wilslow, Cheshire, England and postmarked Karachi October 15, 1925: "How would you like to take a class like this? Mummie tells me you have gone back to school and that you are in a higher form.
"After the merciless grind of a rough day," wrote the Sindhi writer and nationalist Ibrahim Joyo (1915-2017) in his short story In the Name of Allah, "how soothing it is to feel the balmy breeze in Karachi's Burns Gardens, especially on a fresh
A fine example of the performative act that sending a postcard was when they first became popular. The nicely positioned and cancelled stamp, the sender's signature, "Doux Baisers" ("Sweet Kisses"), sent to his wife in France.