[Original pre-printed caption] King Edward was today proclaimed Emperor of India. Lord Curzon, whose photograph and that of his wife are shown here, represented the King.
[Original caption] The Jummas Masjid, Old Poor House Road. Jumma Masjid means "Friday Mosque" they say, and so it is not surprising that more than one Indian temple bears the name.
[Original caption] Commercial street, Bangalore. Busy and thriving for it is so in Mysore that the most serious and successful effort has been made to develop the mineral resources of India.
Catamarans are one of the first types of boats and the earliest users of catamarans were apparently fishermen living on the southern coast of Tamil Nadu; the word itself is of Tamil origin.
Postcards of the tea industry were popular in the early 20th century and helped spread consumption of the product grown in northeast and South India and Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. Women and children often picked the tea leaves, and this worker, likely from
[Original caption] Punjab Club, Lahore. There aremany fine buildings in the modern part of the City of Lahore, while the picturesque old town with its balconies, projecting oriel windows, and irregular buildings will delight the artist.
Tea was one of those commodities that benefitted from the marketing that came with postcards, going back to the late 1890s.
While we now believe that the temples date to the Pallava King Narasimharavan around 630 CE, much about their origins remains obscure. This is an embossed postcard, with the relief lines meant to simulate an old oil painting.
[Original caption] Seven