From an unusual later lithographic series, with some photographs by Raja Deen Dayal, and many of areas like this one around Hyderabad and including events like Lord Curzon's visit in 1903 to the State, it is nonetheless not at all clear that Dayal
This so-called "chromo-collotype" card was created by running an image derived from a black and white photograph through multiple color runs, after each color had dried, creating rich and translucent images.
One of the earliest postcards of India, Calcutta, published by W. Rossler, a German or Austrian photographer in the city in 1897. Lithograph, Court sized, Printed in Austria. Undivided back.
When Rudyard Kipling visited Mussoorie in the summer 1888, he wrote two verses by hand in a book of photographs in an album of photographs by Alex Hill (now in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.), which can be found on the website of The
Jute was one of the major agricultural products during the Raj and for some period afterwards, with most of the crop grown in East Bengal, and the fiber processed in mills in and around Kolkata.
A rich scene and well-preserved collotype to match, photographic in spontaneity and effect. One woman is glancing up from the pots, oblivious to another handing her one. Some men look at the camera, others walk by indifferent.
A lovely character sketch by the artist M.V. Dhurandhar of a carriage driver in turn of the century Bombay.
A rare early Bollywood star postcard, though the movie the still is likely taken from, and the sad-looking star are unknown.