A rare and exceptional early French postcard that attempts to tell the historical story of hairstyles in India, delicately held together by ivory and ornament stretching from top left to bottom right.
[Original Verso] (King Georges V was then Prince of Wales) India [end]
Antoine Druet (1857–1921) was a French painter and postcard artist; given the caption, this card would have been published after George V was crowned King in May 1910. A lush,
An rare French postcard of Benares [Varanasi], featuring fakirs debating and listening with the ghats in the background.
Many of the earliest postcards were actually advertising cards, given the expense of producing lithographic cards like this French view of a 17th century Nawab and son. The woman in the back holds a nautch girl's pose.
This was an postcard celebrating postal services around the world. Made by Kunzli Freres (Kunzli Brothers) in Switzerland, a famous early high-end lithographic printer later best known for its elaborate cat and other artistic postcards.
[Original Italian title] La Posta Nelle Indie Inglesi [end]
[Original caption] D'estate quando le infezioni della polvere trovano nel sudore e nella pelle un terreno comodissimo al loro sviluppo, l'unico disinfetante, che non essendo veleneso ne