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.
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.
Few Karachiites today would believe that a very popular early postcard of the city showed the Alligators at Mughar Pier, Karachi.
Buchwa Jan must have been one of the leading singers or dancers in Karachi to have warranted a named postcard.
Johnny Stores - run by a man named Janki Das - was one of Karachi's most prominent postcard publishers from the 1920s through 1940s.
This postcard shows some of the team that constructed the Khojak Tunnel in Balochistan, one of the great feats of 19th century engineering in the subcontinent. Almost 2.5 miles in length, numerous European engineers helped in its construction.
This annual festival in honor of Lord Shiva's marriage to Parvati Devi is still celebrated by the Hindu community in Clifton, near the beach in Karachi.
Srimati Sarojini Naidu, also known as the Nightingale of India, for her poetry.
Sarojini Naidu (February 13, 1879 - March 2, 1949), known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India), was a child prodigy, freedom fighter, and poet.