A slightly mysterious postcard of a gymkhana, a facility invented by colonial residents as a place to play sports starting the 1860s, and slowly planted across cities and cantonments across the subcontinent.
A drawing by the painter M.V. Dhurandhar that animates the meaning of "syce" as having to do with "coaxing." It was defined by Hobson-Jobson (1906): "SYCE (p. 885) SYCE , s. Hind. from Ar. sāïs. A groom.
A rare real-photo court-sized postcard taken inside Almora Jail. Sent to Miss Nancy Iverson in Ealing London and postmarked Almora, Nov. 2, 1904: "Prisoners at work Almora Jail Love Daddy."
A lovely character sketch by the artist M.V. Dhurandhar of a carriage driver in turn of the century Bombay.
President, 17th Congress, Calcutta 1901
Celebrating one of the many Parsee businessmen who supported the Independence struggle and founded the Indian National Congress Party.
There are very few early postcards – besides a handful of missionary ones – of Assam, an area in northeastern India brought under British control in the first half of the 19th century following wars with the then Kingdom of Burma.
Technically an informational postcard, this sumptuous lithograph nonetheless expresses the confusion in Europe about Asia: the design elements around the view of the Kailash Temple in Ellora are Chinese, and the French text locates it a few hundred
A real photo postcard of Peshawar bazaar showing a minaret of Mahabat Khan mosque, built in the 17th century. This postcard was sent to a Mr.