[Original caption] General View of Victoria Gardens, Bombay. These beautifully laid out gardens are a source of pleasure to the weary and jaded worker in the cool of the evening after a hard day's work in the broiling sun and stuffy offices. [end]
Mortimer Menpes was prominent early 20th century painter who made a well-advertised painting trip to India in 1903 for the Delhi Darbar. This image was the first in the book The Darbar written with his daughter Dorothy Menpes (1903) who accompanied
One day was often fixed each week or fortnight for washing a complete household's clothes. The concept of a washing day is said to have reflected a family's social status.
[Original caption] Amritsar is an important commercial city, capital of the province of the same name in the Punjab.
Now MG or Mahatma Gandhi road, in a beautiful embossed Tuck's postcard.
[Original caption] South Parade. Bangalore is the capital of Mysore and the largest British cantonment in South India.
From a painting by Mortimer Menpes, a prominent Australian painter settled in England, this postcard was used in part to advertise the book India by Flora A.
One of several buildings built by the British, the G.P.O. still dominates one end of the Mall near Anarkali.
[Original caption] General Post Office, Lahore. Lahore is the capital of the Punjab Province of India.
This building completed in 1888 is now the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.
[Original caption] Viceregal Lodge. The summer residence of the Viceroy.
One of the of six of Tuck's early "Native Types of India" postcard series. Aquarettes were likely based on watercolors, and the artist could have been G.E. McCulloch, known for other postcards of India.