India House in London, with "1931" pencilled in on the back, so made soon after the building was inaugurated in July 1930. Now the High Commission for India, it was consciously planned in the 1920s as a way for the Indian Government, though still
It is to Bremner's credit that he managed to capture some of the most fleeting figures on camera, even if in rich, "picturesque" surroundings like this one where their presence added context and measure to images (and the trade that flowed through
Most likely a dancer given her anklets, Goa, as a Portuguese Colony, was not well-represented in British Indian postcards.
[Original caption] This is a road in the thickly-populated native quarter of Black Town, west of the Esplanade.
Unlike many photographic postcards that emphasized the crowded nature of Bombay bazaars at the turn of the century, Gerhardt opens up the foreground in this painted depiction to create a more spacious and effect.
[Original caption] Entrance to Akbar's Tomb, Agra. The Mausoleum of the Emperor Akbar who reigned 1488-1518 A.D. is some distance from the cantonment at Agra. On the way to it is a sculptured horse to commemorate a favourite of the Emperor.
[Original caption] The Golden Temple. Held by many to be the oldest and holiest temple amid the 1,000 temples of Benares, the holiest city in India.