While this postcard is from the early 1900s, as late as 1938 Murray's Handbook for India, Burma and Ceylon still recommended Costorphan's Hotel, with Cecil (Faletti's), Grand and Elysium to its travelers to the hillstation.
H.A. Mirza & Sons
The Memorial Church in Kanpur is also called "All Soul's Cathedral"
Kanpur Memorial Church was erected in 1875 in the memory of British soldiers and civilians who died during the 1857 War of Independence or what the British called the Mutiny.
One of an extensive set of series H.A. Mirza & Sons, Delhi's leading photographer and postcard publisher at the time, made of the Darbar.
A beautiful embossed and hand-tinted card showing the entrance to Harminder Sahib, the holiest of Sikh sites in Amritsar. All the subdued colors on the entrance way were added by hand through stencils, individually on each postcard.
"Of recent years, the monkeys have become a decided nuisance in Simla," wrote Edward Buck in Simla Past and Present (1903, p.
A dance hall in an important railway junction and cantonment made famous in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim. This hall, from the title, possibly featured dancing or "nautch" girls, or it might have been a dance hall where British soldiers held dances
"The foreign office is a picturesque building, somewhat in the Chalet style, built in 1888. It is located near Chaura Maidan" (Gazetteer of the Simla District, 1904, p. 123). Rudyard Kipling, in his story Wressley of the Foreign Office (Plain Tales
In her Tourist's India (1907), Eustace Alfred-Reynolds Ball writes: "Colonel Durand in his "Making of a Frontier" gives in few words a picturesque yet accurate description of Srinagar from the river : "The town, a huddled mass of lightly-built
An early Greetings from Delhi postcard that seems to have been constructed from a number of other postcards given the way the titles appear on the images.