Srinagar owes its name to the blend of the words Sri (wealth) and Nagar (city). The wooden architecture of Shah - Hamadan blends Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu and local mountain styles.
[Original caption] Srinagar is the capital of the native state of Kashmir in Northern India. Its streets are if the usual regular patterns of primitive houses of wood, light, flimsy structures with mud roofs.
[Original caption] Srinagar (the Venice of the East) in the beautiful and famous vale of Kashmir, is one of the chief cities of that native State.
Jadu Kissen’s Archaeological Photographic Works of India, Cashmere Gate, Delhi, was originally archaeological photographer to the Government of Punjab, had an office in Simla (1912),13 and published many archaeologically-themed postcards.
A postcard by what was probably an amateur artist, Miss L. Barne, in Madras who self-published the card as a series of six cards. [Verso] "To be obtained from Miss Barne, St. Ebbas, Madras, and from Miss Farnell, 56, Manchester Square, W. I."
An unusual vertical postcard, with the boat spilling out of the near frame, and an active centered boatman. An unknown owner wrote in pen on the back: "Note the shape of the paddle.
A view of the canal in Srinagar, the summer capital of the Maharajah-ruled state of Jammu and Kashmir during the Raj. This view of a house jutting over the canal was popular among photographers and postcard printers.
This is among the earliest postcards of Kashmir, printed for a British publisher most likely by Raphael Tuck & Sons in London just before they themselves started printing what are probably the most well-known series of Indian postcards under their