A postcard sent from Bareilly in UP to a woman in France in 1905 shows how the placement of stamps was on the front of a postcard was once itself a performative art.
[Original caption] Where the Faithful of Islam meet. There are more than 60 millions of Mohammedans in India subdivided into many classes, The verandah from which the muezzin calls to the faithful at the house of prayer is conspicuous in the picture.
[Original caption] The Moti Musjid. The Moti Musjid or Pearl Mosque, designed by the Moghal Emperor, Shah Jehan, 1625-58, glistens as the sun gleams on the dazzling white marble.
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
The Badshahi Mosque or the 'Emperor's Mosque', was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan. It is one of the city's major tourist attractions and epitomizes the beauty and grandeur of the Mughal times.
[Original caption] Golden Mosque, Lahore. This mosque has three gilt domes and was built in 1753 by Bikhari Khan, a favorite of the widow of Mir Mannu, who governed Lahore a short time after her husband's death.
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] Commenced in 1644 A.D. by the Emperor Shahjahan and completed by him in 1658 A.D. Is said to have employed a daily average of 5000 workmen. [end]
At the back of the mosque and foreground of the image, separated by a cloth and stick