A richly mysterious image by the postcard poet of the Murree hills, Baljee. A whisper of a road peeks out from under the forest coverage on the right above his signature in the original albumen negative.
A view of one of the Murree hills, showing a number of the British-built homes along the road that winds from the main bazaar to Kashmir point, looking north.
Snow blankets Barian, a town near Murree hillstation in the Punjab. Baljee was an army photographer based in Murree whose large albumen prints (note the title in the negative at the bottom left) were published as coloured collotype postcards.
Dungagali is situated on slopes of Mukhspuri peak, three kilometers from Nathiagali on the main road from Murree, some 30 km away. Starting in Dungagali one can climb the 2813 meter peak of Mukhshpuri, which is the highest point in the range.
What is most remarkable about this postcard is that it shows local inhabitants on a mountain road between the hillstations of Dungagali and Nathiagali, now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (former NWFP) near Murree in northern Punjab, of what is now Pakistan.
Some places during the Raj were photographer much less than others - one things of Assam (besides missionary cards), the whole of East Bengal (now Bangladesh), cities like Shikarpur and Abbottabad, of which this is a rare card.