Density, darkness and detail combine in the full collotype effect. Note the tiny markers of European presence like the [Jab]bar Khan Fruit Seller sign in the top left.
A more unusual side view of the Taj at the turn of the century, around the time when the frontal view most of us are used to today was becoming the iconic image of India.
One of the of six of Tuck's early "Native Types of India" postcard series. Aquarettes were likely based on watercolors, and the artist could have been G.E. McCulloch, known for other postcards of India.
The Brahui people are found in Kalat province of Balochistan, Pakistan as well as Afghanistan and Iran.
The Brahuis are a Baluchi tribe who speak a Dravidian language, similar to those spoken in South India (e.g., Tamil). Although the Dravidian they
By the turn of the century, newspapers had become an entrenched objects mediating social relationships among the upper and middle classes and their providers in Bombay.
This card could be from a very nicely done series by Taraporevala, although at
One of six cards in one of the first series of Tuck's India postcards.
[Original caption] Old Court House Street, Calcutta.
[Original caption] Connemara Library. A fine group of buildings including the Museum in the centre, the Technical Institute and the Connemara Library. The last named includes a fine reading room, with a collection of works relating to Madras.
An early documentary or journalistic postcard. The Kangra earthquake of April 5, 1905, some 200 miles away in northern Punjab, damaged many structures in Lahore, a city of 180,000 and may have caused the fire referenced by this postcard.
Who knows what motivated the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig to send this postcard to Miss Hirschfeld in Vienna from Bombay on December 30, 1908? The 27-year old Zweig, a budding novelist whose popularity after World War I was unparalleled among German