An early documentary or journalistic postcard. The Kangra earthquake of April 5, 1905, some 200 miles away in northern Punjab, damaged many structures in Lahore, a city of 180,000 and may have caused the fire referenced by this postcard.
Religious groups in opposition to the British found refuge in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan throughout the colonial period
The British fought a nearly continuous series of campaigns against various tribes and groups led by Muslim religious
Who knows what motivated the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig to send this postcard to Miss Hirschfeld in Vienna from Bombay on December 30, 1908? The 27-year old Zweig, a budding novelist whose popularity after World War I was unparalleled among German
Higginbotham's was the rare bookseller which also became a prominent postcard publisher, probably the leading one in South India.
[Verso] Postmarked Trimulgherry, 23 Sept. 1910 (?) and addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. A. Barnes, 67 Frog Road (?), St. Denys, Southhampton, Hanks. England. Dear Both, I hope you and boys are quite well. Thought you would like a card.
One of the best in Tuck's Native Life in India series, a cool contrast of blue and marble, showing the guards at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
[Original caption] The Sikh Akalis are one section of the famous "fakirs" or native priests of India.
A hand-painted postcard which has been very nicely constructed to feature the dancer, who is entirely in colour. The musicians are partially sketched, with only their instruments, sashes and turbans coloured.
Most likely the earliest postcard of the 9th highest peak in the world, from an early Aquarelle series by F. Hartmann depicting scenes in Kashmir.