Fred Bremner was one of the first postcard publishers of Kashmir, offering numerous cards of the Princely State based on photographs he tool there around 1900.
A beautiful postcard from archaeological photographer Jadu Kissen, who had an office in Srinagar or may have worked for The Archaeological Survey of India in Kashmir at some point.
The claim that this is a much extolled Kashmiri beauty is probably true, as this particular woman seems to appear on other postcards from the period. She is wearing the traditional Kashmiri dress, the pheran, and could be wearing a watch on her left
A superbly composed Bremner image, from the trees and boat in the foreground, the reflective lake stretching back towards a Hindu temple on the banks.
The Hari Parbat hill overlooking Srinagar is considered sacred to the Kashmiri Hindus. From a self=published series by an English amateur artist known as E.E.
The still and clear water of Dal Lake was ideal for catching fish using a spear instead of line, hook and bait. Most families living permanently on boats have small kitchens on board where the fresh catch from the lake is turned into flavored dishes.
A self-published postcard by "Miss L. Barne, St. Ebbas, Madras," from a total series of six. Although throughout the 19th and early 20 centuries, British colonists were avid amateur painters, few seem to have turned their works into postcards despite
A carefully composed photograph by Fred Bremner of a Kashmiri "Hanji" as he called the same man in a closer image, also used as a postcard.
Dal Lake in Srinagar in an artist painted postcard. Dal Lake is connected to a number of other lakes in Kashmir Valley and is well known for its shikaras or house boats.