Mortimer Menpes was prominent early 20th century painter who made a well-advertised painting trip to India in 1903 for the Delhi Darbar. This image was the first in the book The Darbar written with his daughter Dorothy Menpes (1903) who accompanied
Jadu Kissen was a photographer associated for a time with the Archaeological Survey of India and operated out of Srinagar and Delhi; his distinctive postcards were hand-tinted and their captions could be as long as his main competitor in Delhi, H.A.
Every person in this literate Hindu caste of administrators in Hyderabad, Sindh is wearing at least one Western article of clothing.
One card, postmarked in Karachi on Nov.
Sometimes also called "Sleeping Hindoo Woman" this postcard was about as risque as they got and was labelled "India circulation" in an album of Gobindram Oodeyram postcards put together by one S.
One day was often fixed each week or fortnight for washing a complete household's clothes. The concept of a washing day is said to have reflected a family's social status.
"Persian" is likely a misnomer; the traditional waterwheel method of lifting water probably came from the area and went to Persia and came back centuries later under a new name.
This was a common shot across publishers, usually shot in Bengal, with cows, dwellings, dung patties, a [broken] cart wheel and interestingly in this case, no people. Devare & Co.
[Original caption] Amritsar is an important commercial city, capital of the province of the same name in the Punjab.