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 popular image of Commercial Street in Bangalore by one of its most popular studios run by M. C. H. Doveton. Note that the poster on the left has the word "War" readable which suggests it is from around the first World War I period.
Early postcards from the Malabar coast seem to be relatively rare. In the message below, "Dusk" seems to be a dog.
[Verso] "6-5-20. Aren't they smartly pretty? I expect Dusk would like to bite this calf don't you?
From today's perspective, an unusual subject given the lack of beauty, architectural significance or human type that grace most early postcards.
Gokteik Viaduct was constructed by the Pennsylvania Steel Company in the Shan state of Upper Burma. This bridge is 320 feet in height and 2,250 feet in length and consists of ten spans.
A later "Greetings from" postcard printed by premiere British publisher Beagles on behalf of a Rawalpindi-based publisher who would have sold this to British troops in cantonments like Rawalpindi, in this case members of the Royal Garrison Artillery