Peshawar's city gate facing Kabul decorated for what was likely the then Prince and Princess of Wales visit (later King George V and Queen Mary) to the city on December 2, 1905.
An uncommon shot of Peshawar, showing the density of habitation. In the far left is the Mahabat Khan mosque, built in the 1860s.
Note how this advertisement for family life in the cantonment shows a woman and pram on the verandah.
Women are often shown as dancers, rarely this elderly as beggars on postcards. This photograph was likely taken in a studio, with the woman sitting on a stone which might be covered with animal skins.
A rare night time photograph of an old cinema in the Saddar Bazaar area of Peshawar, said to have been founded around 1913 and demolished in 2020.
A real photo postcard of Peshawar bazaar showing a minaret of Mahabat Khan mosque, built in the 17th century. This postcard was sent to a Mr.
"Hindustani girls" was used to refer to women from "Hindustan," or the broad belt across northern India east of Punjab known as U.P., then "United Provinces" and now "Uttar Pradesh." It would have been a term appropriate to a Peshawar based
"Peshawar City was important in Graeco-Buddhist times and its coppersmiths' bazaar must have started then," wrote Randolph Holmes, proprietor of the studio which published this postcard in a later memoir, Between the Indus and Ganges Rivers. "The
One of those postcards that highlights the complex trade relationships between the Raj and Afghanistan, if not Central Asia.