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Bombay

Bombay

An early Italian or French postcard celebrating or advertising the city of Bombay. It also features a bicycle, then becoming popular in the city.

A Mohamedan Fakir

A Mohamedan Fakir

John Campbell Oman (1841-1911), author of The Mystics, Ascetics and Saints of India (1903) describes the incident that made him take it upon himself to write this encyclopedic work towards the end of his life.

Fruit Seller

Fruit Seller

Note the rich character on this man's face in an image by M.V. Dhurandhar, one of India's most exceptional and prolific early 20th century painters and postcard artists.

Sent to Master E.

The Bombay Policeman

The Bombay Policeman

At the turn of the century, the uniformed policeman was a novel sight. Note the umbrella instead of gun or baton stick carried by this early policeman, drawn by M.V. Dhurandhar.

Postmarked May 14, 1903, Spencer’s Buildings.

Sir William Wedderburn

Sir William Wedderburn

One of the least known strands in the Indian struggle for Independence is the role of many different British supporters of freedom from Imperial rule. About one of these Kusoom Vadgama writes in her enlightening volume India British Campaigns in

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