Were Indians allowed on the Mall in Shimla?
Almost invisible in this painted scene are the two men near the center, half-hidden markers of scale, secret rewards for the perceptive postcard viewer.
A painted postcard of Simla, published by the local branch of one of the Raj's major retailers based in Kolkata.
Bourne & Shepherd are said to have begun their photographic activities in 1840, a year after the invention of photography (see Macmillan, Seaports of India and Ceylon, 1928, p.
One of Fred Bremner's favorite images, also found in his autobiography. Wandering through Kashmir he wrote ". . . the eye may sometimes rest on a figure slowly gliding through mid-air with no apparent support whatever.