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.
One example of this card, addressed to Miss Lorie Masters, 74 Fruitvale Gardens, Shepherd's Bush, London and sent from Allahabad on Sept. 9, 1903 had this message: "Here are two curious bridges.
Addressed to Miss E. Young, West Worthing, Sussex, England and postmarked Dalhouse, May 23, 1905: "Along the top of the houses on the right runs the road.
Bridge 541 on the Simla-Kalka Railway was finished in 1898 and remains one of the great engineering feats of this nearly 1,000 bridge, 100 kilometer narrow-gauge Indian railway lines.
A postcard evocative of the hard toil required to plow fields given the upturned rocky soil. Note the large dog crouching on the right behind the farmer.
A nicely-composed Bremner photograph at a sacred site in Kashmir, with the priest holding a rosary and reading on a diagonal closed at the bottom left of the vignette.
[Verso] Postmarked Mount Road, Madras, 17 Sep. 1903 at 11:30 a.m. and addressed to Miss Olive McMillan, St. Augustine's, Cliftonville, Margate, England.
[Recto] "16/9/03 With Many Salaams from Mother."
A storybook shot by Fred Bremner, six people poised in performance, reminding us how much children and women's labor keeps the farm going.
One of the earliest postcards of a Kashmiri nautch girl, this was mailed from Chenna (Madras) on Sept. 17, 1903 to Miss Olive McMillan, St. Augustine's, Cliftonville, Margate, England: "With many Salaams from Mother."
See Clifton & Co.'s version of