A nice representation of water being extracted and transported by human and animal labor throughout a village.
Maybe it is the hookahs and Arab head dress of the main in the green robe smoking a cigarette, but this seems to be a scene in Bombay bazaar. The electrotype (imprint on the back) matches that of Clifton & Co.
An early postcard of the large complex of Jain temples in Gujarat state. There are nearly 1,000 temples in a complex near Palitana in Bhavnagar district which is about 1,000 years old and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
A storied building, still standing, which was everything from a Governor's residence to Admiralty House and the first High Court of Bombay.
One of the earliest postcards of a "dancing girl" printed in India. Nach [or Nautch] women among the most popular subjects of early postcards of India.
The Jama Masjid is a mosque in the Kalbadevi neighborhood, near Crawford Market in the South Mumbai region of Mumbai, India.
A colonial offering, on a rare lithographic card, both obsequious and a caricature of the snotty memsahib.
A clever advertising postcard from what what Bombay's leading bookseller and major postcard publisher at the turn of the century.