A beautiful example by one of the premiere Lahore coloured postcard publishers, Peshawar-based D.C. Mehra and Sons.
A startling image of an Indian actress, carrying a bow in one hand, perhaps from the play she is acting in. But is it a she?
This view of the Aasafi Mosque in Lucknow was published by J. Serravallo in Trieste, Italy, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
[Original caption] Gwalior Fortress-Colossal Figures. Gwalior Fortress stands stern and strong 300 feet above the town.
A postcard by the great Indian painter M.V. Dhurandhar illustrating an Englishwoman looking over a coolie offering his services with an empty basket. Note the cleverly positioned Indian woman with a basket on her head in the background.
An early postcard that blends photography, the collotype printing process and colorization to produce what the Germans called a "Lichtdruck" or "light print" that resembles a painting.
Hobson Jobson defines the "jutka" in this finely coloured postcard with condescending tone "s. From Dak. -- Hind. jhaṭkā, 'quick.' The native cab of Madras, and of Mofussil towns in that Presidency; a conveyance only to be characterised by the
A faux pre-written postcard which gives some sense of the life at least as experienced by British soldiers in cantonments, even while holding ale in one hand and a pipe in the other: "Dear _____, I am feeling "down in the mouth." India does not agree
[Original caption] A Kerzawah is a popular method of transport in the Indo-Afghan frontier, the camel being the usual beast of burden, and able to carry four persons in a load.