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The Taj Mahal, Agra

The Taj Mahal, Agra

[Original caption] Commenced in 1637 and completed in 1648 A.D. by the Emperor Shahjehan. Wonderful Building in the world [end]

A standard view of the Taj, but one which manages to capture the uplifting whiteness of the marble better than most.

Street Scene, Delhi.

Street Scene, Delhi.

One of the earlier firmly dateable postcards by H.A. Mirza & Sons, the Chandni Chowk photography firm which was to become the dominant Delhi and northern Indian postcard publisher by 1905.

Postmarked Jaipur November 22, 1903 and Chicago Dec.

Sudder Bazaar, Peshawar

Sudder Bazaar, Peshawar

The central bazaar in Peshawar, capital of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP, now KPK) was a common postcard subject, even for distant publishers like H.A. Mirza in Delhi. Murrays Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon (1928) wrote:

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