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.
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!
Srinagar owes its name to the blend of the words Sri (wealth) and Nagar (city). The wooden architecture of Shah - Hamadan blends Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu and local mountain styles.
Usually, dancing women were unnamed, even when they become famous (for example, Gohar Jan became a "Bombay beauty"). In this case however perhaps her name or fame justified a different approach, and it was better marketing by the unknown publisher to