A postcard showing Indian workers ("east Indian coolies") brought to work in Jamaica (the "West Indies") to work, part of an enormous migration of Indian labor to British colonies around the world, many of whose descendants are still living in places
Thomas Paar was one of the earliest publishers of Darjeeling postcards, and a longtime photographer with a grand studio in the middle of the hillstation.
Tipu Sultan, perhaps the last formidable ruler the British had to defeat before taking over South India was killed on May 4th, 1799 at the end of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.
A hand painted postcard from roughly 1905, many of which like printed postcards illustrated the various labor occupations.
Dhurandhar and other J.J. School students spent so much time sketching at the beach on Marine Drive, they could hardly have failed to pick-up a sight like this. The daughter in Parsee Ladies at Seaside is even more Westernized than her mother.
A rare and exceptional early French postcard that attempts to tell the historical story of hairstyles in India, delicately held together by ivory and ornament stretching from top left to bottom right.
A distinctly colored postcard, with the pinkish mud offsetting the green grass and white garb of the smoker. Note the little boy and half-hidden woman watching from the hut.
The world's second deepest gold mine near Bangalore. Gold had long been known in the area, but it was only after the application of new engineering methods that size-able finds in the 1880s justified larger investments.