A well-reserved "Lichtdruck" in German or "light-print" which offers the touch of a painted work for one anna.
[Original caption] Bhopal Palace–Main Entrance. The rulers of Bhopal have also been very friendly towards the British and the alliance dates back beyond a century. The State maintains a a force of regulators and cavalry, highly efficient.
A beautiful studio portrait featuring the "thammattama," drums used in Buddhist rituals in Sri Lanka. They may be derived from a frame drum used in Tamil Nadu, and their sound is said to have irritated British colonists.
One of those postcards that reminds us how extensive trade was at the turn of the century between India and continental Europe, in as much as the Germans published a postcard showing just the area in Hamburg harbour where ships for India were docked.
An unusual portrait of a dancing girl, simply dressed, with her hands above her head, against a flattened studio backdrop, probably in Mumbai.
A nicely composed postcard showing the progression in the size of ocean-going vessels, from the small boat in the foreground, to the larger ship on right, and even larger ship in the distance on the left.
An exquisite Dhurandhar portrait, this of a widow framed in front of a tree and a temple in the background. Orthodox widows were normally not permitted to remarry and had to obey strict dress codes like not wearing a blouse under her sari.
[Original caption] Arms Sellers, Hyderabad. Hyderabad, the capital of the state of the same name, is celebrated for its swords and other arms.