A self-published, artist-signed postcard of an Impressionist sensibility by Miss Barnes of Madras [Chennai]. Painting was a hobby of many British women and men in India, watercolors often found in albums, but few went to the trouble of having their
One of an extensive set of series H.A. Mirza & Sons, Delhi's leading photographer and postcard publisher at the time, made of the Darbar.
The bicycle was something quite new in Bombay at the turn of the century, and often featured on postcards, frequently with women as drivers.
"I was carried to and from the hall in a primitive conveyance, called a “dandy”; it consists of a bit of canvas, fastened stoutly to an oblong frame of wood, terminating in a short pole at either end," writes Margaretta Catherine Reynolds, author of
Hanna Pass is about 6 miles from the city of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, next to Hanna Lake.
"Since the Viceroyalty of Sir John Lawrence in 1865 Simla has been the summer capital of the Government of India.
[Original caption] Commenced in 1637 and completed in 1648 A.D. by the Emperor Shahjehan. Wonderful Building in the world [end]
A standard view of the Taj, but one which manages to capture the uplifting whiteness of the marble better than most.
[Original caption] Bombay-Poona Mail. The magnificent train which carries His Majesty's mails between these two towns on the Great Indian Penninsular Railway is one of the finest trains in the British Empire. [end]
The word "Dhangar" owes its origin to the Sanskrit word "Dhenu" (cow), and apparently refers to a caste of people associated with herding primarily in Maharashtra, but also throughout India.