A rare visit by the Prince of Wales to the edges of Empire; note the car in the foreground and mid-ground. Edward VIII later gained notoriety for abdicating in 1936 after choosing to marry a divorced America woman, Wallis Simpson.
A postcard probably taken during the 3rd Afghan War in 1919 on the border between British India and Afghanistan; the battery was not far from camp shown in the background.
This image probably dates from the 1890s and was made by William Darcia Holmes, the father of Randolph Holmes who published these postcards from their Peshawar studio.
Occasionally, nomads — those most fleeting of human subjects and least sedentary inhabitants of our planet—were caught on a postcard.
Nestle, founded in 1867, claims on its website that its relationship with India started in 1912. Cards like this from approximately 1900 are evidence that the roots of this relationship extend back earlier.
[Original caption] A Persian Gypsy Woman and Children. These itinerant vendors of small articles travel far and wide through India, often pretending also to occult knowledge.
[Original caption] Baland Khels. This tribe inhabits the North-West frontier of India, close to the native state of Afghanistan, the boundary between their provinces and the Indian states being the River Kurram.
The western edge of the Raj was the border with Afghanistan on the Khyber Pass. The man standing next to the sign is probably an Afghan border guard.