The low angle of this splendid postcard of the mid-18th century tomb of Nawab Safderjung seems to widen at the bottom and reach towards the viewer. Note the two figures in white, almost invisible against the whitewash of the pedestal.
H.A. Mirza & Sons
A particularly striking view of a colonial bungalow in northern India. Meerut was home to a major army garrison and cantonment during the Raj and in modern times. This card was in an embossed postcard frame. All attempts are decoding R.A.T.A.R.F.A.
An unusual postcard in its deft juxtaposition of old and new, railway tracks and historic fort. The Bala Hisar Fort is Peshawar's largest landmark derives its name "Bala Hisar" from Persian, meaning elevated or high fort.
The bridge at Attock is one of the most important transportation junctions in Pakistan and connects the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (the former Northwest Frontier Province). Its significance dates to ancient times.
According to the Gazetteer of Simla District (1904), these offices were built in 1900-01 and first used by the Punjab Government in 1902. They would have been the height of modernity around the time the postcard was published.
"Since the Viceroyalty of Sir John Lawrence in 1865 Simla has been the summer capital of the Government of India.
[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.
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.
Before the advent of the motor car the tonga or open horse-drawn carriage was a popular mode of transporting humans and goods in the Indian subcontinent.