[Original caption] Clive Street, Calcutta.
Sepia postcards were printed in a brown colour instead of black inks, and went in and out of fashion from the early 1900s through the 1940s.
- Symphera Nais. India.
- Ixias latifasciata. India and South China.
- Zephyrus dums. Sikkim.
- 4. Eramia pulchella. Assam.
[Original caption] Butterflies and Moths pass through three very distinct stages before they attain the perfect form viz.: 1. The
[Original caption] Held by Lieut. Aitkens during the defnense of the Residency. Here fifteen to twenty defenders were killed daily. From Johann's house opposite an African known as "Bob, the Nailer," fired incessantly and never missed a shot. [end]
[Original caption] “Chowringhee, Calcutta. Chowringhee Road runs past the sumptuous edifice of the Bengal Club and the nest residential quarter of Calcutta to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The Delhi Durbar of 1911 was one of the most "postcarded" events of the Raj, and the first time a reigning British monarch, George V and his wife Queen Mary (an avid postcard collector) attended.
[Original caption] Dhurmtollah Musjid. One of the busiest localities of Calcutta. It is noticeable that in Dhurmtollah Lane, the names on the shops and offices are all native names while close by in Dhurmtollah Street they are chiefly European.
[Original caption] Sheveegeena Pagoda, Pagan, Burmah. The golden pagoda at Pagan, 900 years ago, of the Burmah empire. The site is now a desert, forced labour employed for the building of these temples having ruined its prosperity. [end]