Indian troops arriving to support Britain in World War I.
A postcard probably taken during the 3rd Afghan War in 1919 on the border between British India and Afghanistan; the battery was not far from camp shown in the background.
A skillfully done studio shot with real depth of field provided by the seating arrangement and sparse use of green, pink and white with a dash of glitter.
With Best Wishes for Xmas and the New Year
The fundraising postcard by a women's group in Bombay shows Turkish prisoners likely captured in 1917 when British Indian troops captured Baghdad and other areas of modern Iraq from the Ottoman Empire.
A unusual real photo postcard that is both hand colored and has glitter finely applied to the hems of the woman's dress. She is resting her arm on a magnificent pedestal that suggests a north Indian studio, possibly in Lucknow.
It seems as if the Mughal Emperor Jehanghir's (1569-1627) fondness for wine merited a postcard many centuries later.
A self-published postcard by Miss Barne of St. Ebbas, Madras [Chennai], apparently an amateur painter.
The Taj Hotel was built to realize Jamsetji N. Tata's dream of a fine hotel to reflect the ascendancy of Bombay's own mercantile class.
In 1835, Robert Smith, a Military Engineer, constructed this building used for ammunition storage. It apparently still stands as a ruin, after the actual depot was blown up during the Uprising of 1857.