D. C. Mehra's many Lahore postcards are the most extensive color ones of the city, far larger in number than the Tuck's sets which also included one of the Lahore General Post Office. Right on the Mall, it was designed and built by Sir Ganga Ram,
At this central location now stands the WAPDA, or Water and Power Development Authority headquarters, one of the modern architectural gems of Lahore.
Rai Mela Ram, a popular socialite and 19th century businessman a major role as contractor in the
Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, known as Wazir Khan, built this mosque in the 17th century. Wazir Khan's mosque is in the heart of Lahore's walled inner city, surrounded by narrow lanes and crowded bazaars.
The view of Lahore from the minarets is fabulous
Built in the 1862, and named after one of the first British lieutenant-governors, it "carried European classical architecture into this distant and recently conquered province," according to Thomas R. Metcalf in An Imperial Vision Indian
Government College (now a university) is one of the oldest colleges in Pakistan and currently has more than 6000 students and 300 faculty members. Many of Pakistan's elite and ruling classes studied or taught here, including the poets Dr.
[Original caption] Catholic Cathedral, Lahore. Among the many fine buildings in modern Lahore the noble church in the picture is well worthy of notice. The many trees in its vicinity give quite an English appearance.
From today's perspective, an unusual subject given the lack of beauty, architectural significance or human type that grace most early postcards.
An advertising postcard celebrating the Independence struggle and the poet Sarojini Naidu, who the Turkish poet Halide Edib, then on a visit to India, described in her book Inside India (1938, p. 44):
"Sarojini is a poet.