Merton Lacey was an Anglo-Indian comic book artist and animator, based in Kolkata and born in Purulia, India in 1902. This card has a 1945 calendar on the back, and shows troops in the country as part of the Allied effort against the Japanese.
The Howrah Bridge was constructed between 1936 and 1942. It replaced the Floating Pontoon Bridge that connected Howrah and Kolkata (then Calcutta). The Howrah Bridge was opened to public in February 1943. The Howrah Bridge was renamed as Rabindra
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and one of the primary leaders of India's Independence struggle and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi.
[Original caption] An inhabitant of North-West India unsurpassed as a hill fighter. Although Mahomedans, the Pathans rebelled against the Mogul Emperors round about the sixteenth century and were in consequence forced to keep to the hills. [end]
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Indian Independence, from a series celebrating heroes of the struggle.
[Recto, Translated from Gujarati] “Mahatma Gandhi started a novel non- violence war.
Jai Hind - Hail India - was the slogan for the Indian National Freedom Movement.
[Original Caption] We bow down with all humility before our Mother India.
A movie advertising card from an Ahmedabad publisher whose other specialty was Hindu gods and goddesses.
Subhas Chandra Bose, also known as Netaji, was one of the most famous leaders of the Indian freedom struggle.
A 1945 calendar postcard by the Anglo-Indian animator and cartoonist Merton Lacey featuring Allied troops in India fighting the Japanese in Indo-China during World War II.