Probably printed by Raphael Tuck & Co. in London on behalf of Hartmann, one of the earliest Tuck-printed set of 6 postcards of India, likely all made by the same unknown Aquarelle painter.
When this card was first published from London, The Picture Postcard and Collector's Chronicle, a magazine that catered to collectors, businessmen and and aficionados of the new medium, hailed it as a “a fascinating dancing girl from Benares” (Jan.
The Mexican Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz (1914-1998) served as his country's Ambassador to India in the 1960s, and just before he died left behind a memoir of the country, In Light of India (1995) which has a beautiful description of Humayun's
An early coloured postcard of the annual Muslim Shia procession on the 21st day of the month of Ramadan commemorating the death of Hazrat Ali, the fourth Caliph.
Before the Mar Nala (canal) was built, the excess water of the Dal Lake flowed into river Jhelum at Habba Kadal. This view was published by F.
A hand-coloured postcard of Delhi by one of the earliest London-based publishers of Indian postcards.
A postcard sent from Bareilly in UP to a woman in France in 1905 shows how the placement of stamps was on the front of a postcard was once itself a performative art.
Avantiswami Temple was built by King Avantiverman in the latter half of the 9th century and dedicated to Vishnu; it is in ruins now though parts of it still survive and it is in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Sent to Miss Suzanne
Among the earliest British-published postcards of Kashmir, this example from a series by F. Hartmann probably preceded the first Tuck's coloured Kashmir postcards by Raphael Tuck & Sons in 1906. Interestingly, both firms used an unusual caption on a