Fred Bremner was one of the first postcard publishers of Kashmir, offering numerous cards of the Princely State based on photographs he tool there around 1900.
It is to Bremner's credit that he managed to capture some of the most fleeting figures on camera, even if in rich, "picturesque" surroundings like this one where their presence added context and measure to images (and the trade that flowed through
Hanna Pass is about 6 miles from the city of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, next to Hanna Lake.
The Staff College for the British Indian army was moved here in 1907 and became the main senior training center until Partition; since then it is the Pakistan army's main educational facility.
Sandeman Memorial Hall in the background was built expressly to bring together Balochistan's various tribal leaders to negotiate and settle disputes between themselves and the British Indian government.
This odd twist of phrase was used by another firm in Quetta, Fred Bremner, on a postcard which he titled "A Human Nest," (Pathan Woman & Child). This suggests that putting Balochistan's residents on the margins of the human race was not uncommon.
The Residency, called "one of the prettiest official residencies in India" by the Imperial Gazetteer of India (1908) was where the British Chief Commissioner of British Baluchistan lived.
Every person in this literate Hindu caste of administrators in Hyderabad, Sindh is wearing at least one Western article of clothing.
One card, postmarked in Karachi on Nov.
An unusual gripping portrait by Mullick Brothers in Quetta, one of the leading postcard publishers in Balochistan, well known for its photographic work with the British army.
This postcard was postmarked in Manora, Karachi, APril 9, 1909 and