[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.
It can be difficult to date Tuck's postcards because their numbering system – series that included India cards went from about 600 to almost 10,000 – was note entirely chronological.
A rather unusual postcard, apparently made by a Christian missionary organization, possibly to showcase their support for patients and raise funds for their work.
[Original caption] Rampart Row, Bombay (City). Bombay is a city of contrasts. Very different is the quiet grandeur of Rampart Row, with its massive buildings and open spaces, to the rush and turmoil of the industrial centre of the great city.