R. Jalbhoy was a major Karachi photographer and postcard publisher at the turn of the century, who could often depict people and parts of the city that fell off the usual tourist or landmark circuit. Note the shoes on the sitters in this studio shot.
An early postcard by R. Jalbhoy, a Karachi photographer who established his practice around 1890 and later would become a reputable dealer for Kodak and various European photographic goods on Elphinstone Street.
The Shri Varun Dev Mandir temple on Manora Island in Karachi is dedicated to Varuna, the Lord of the Seas and apparently the only such temple in Pakistan.
This postcard is actually an exquisite work of art, signed by the Nathdwara artist A. Ghasiram. Nathdwara in Rajasthan was a center of "Pichwai" painting for centuries.
Jankidas, a Karachi photographer and major postcard publisher, worked largely for British troops in the cantonment area, where he had his studio and was known as "Johnny." Nonetheless, he also turns out to have been a photographer of the Independence
This most interesting thing in this composite street scene is the way it brings the many forces of colonialism into view. In the distant background is Karachi's mammoth St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Lala Lajpat Rai (1865–1928) Lahore by Brij Basi & Sons shows a Punjabi lawyer whose death a few weeks after an attack by a British constable on September 30, 1928 enraged a large swathe of the Indian public; he was subsequently a popular postcard
The very popular Jehangir Kothari Parade and Lady Lloyd Pier on the Clifton Beach in Karachi.
This major Karachi landmark was a gift by eminent Karachi citizen Jehangir Kothari to the city.
A remarkable postcard taken within a crowd; this one directly captures the growing religious tension between Hindus and Muslims in pre-partition Karachi.