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.
From a German painted series on the different kinds of ships used along India's coasts, a subject that seems to have escaped the attention of Indian and British postcard publishers.
As far as the origin of the word Coromandel, Hobson-Jobson declared:
Dambatenne Estate, established in 1890, is still part of the Lipton's team empire. Perhaps most noteworthy about this advertising postcard is the way the woman's orange clothing is both distinct from and engulfed by the tea leaves.
[Original caption] Jemadar Mir Dast 5th Wilde's Rifles. Won the V.C. for great bravery in the fighting around Ypres. Issued by Order of Her Highness Nandkunverba, C.I. Maharani of Bhavnagar, for the benefit of the War Fund. [end]
From a series of
A moody image in sepia of palm trees in the Chepauk district of Chennai.
[Verso] “Madras. 27.12.13. On the run again this time Madras Bombay Karachi Lahore Calcutta Rangoon.
[Original caption] Was an Wazir of the Emperor Jahangir. This Building built during the reign of Jahangir in 1628 A.D. [end]
Itmad-uud-Doula was a member of a ruling group that included Nur Jahan, Emperor Jehanghir's wife, courtier Asaf Khan and
[Verso, handwritten] "Oct. 24, 1915. My dear Annie, Do you think you could play this instrument? The music is very weird but I suppose they think it is nice. I don't!