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[Original caption] A Begging Fakir.
A rare artist-painted postcard, likely by an amateur. Sir Malcolm Darling (1880-1969), a "maverick" I.C.S. Officer who spent over 40 years in Punjab, was a friend of E.M.
One of my favourite, and among the rarest of early Bremner postcards.
A less-typical image of an "Indian well," with a rugged sloping foreground that reminds the viewer how far beneath water could lie and the messiness of its extraction.