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Kandy

Kandy

Elephants Bathing. Queen's Hotel. Temple of the Sacred Tooth.

A multi-image card popular around the turn of the century, where one type of postcard sought to compress as many views of a place into a small space. Murray's Handbook for India, Burma and

A Tamil Girl, Ceylon

A Tamil Girl, Ceylon

One of my favourite postcards by the great Colombo publisher Plate & Co., simply because the girl's stare or startled expression is so memorable. Although I used the color version in the book, this seems just as gripping. What is she looking at?

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