An example of how nicely the real photo postcard could be used to maximize the depth and mystery of black and white photography, here on glossy stock by A.W. Plate & Co., a firm which tried every type of postcard printing process.
The Shri Varun Dev Mandir temple on Manora Island in Karachi is dedicated to Varuna, the Lord of the Seas and apparently the only such temple in Pakistan.
A portrait of a woman in a photographer's studio where the fine detail of her garment and the cane work she is resting her arm on almost overwhelm the sitter. There is also detail in the background, and even the carpet is full of patter. K.
This postcard is actually an exquisite work of art, signed by the Nathdwara artist A. Ghasiram. Nathdwara in Rajasthan was a center of "Pichwai" painting for centuries.
A hand-tinted real photography by an exceptional filmi postcard publisher in Sukkur, Sindh. The actor Nandram starred in the film Master Stroke (1927) which this postcard may celebrate, else the "Master" may simply be his title.
[Original back of advertising card] Alastor-Mystic-The Astrologer, Handreader and Clairvoyant from England. May be Consulted Daily at the Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta, Room 59. (Hours 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.
One of those postcards that highlights the complex trade relationships between the Raj and Afghanistan, if not Central Asia.
This card was part of a series published in connection with the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley in 1924, copyright and likely sponsored by the Patiala Government.
The British Empire Exhibition in 1924 at Wembley, North London was held to commemorate Empire trade; Charles E. Flower was one of Tuck's most prominent postcard artists.
[Original caption] The Burmese Pavilion constructed of teak carved by the best