A hand-coloured postcard of Delhi by one of the earliest London-based publishers of Indian postcards.
Probably one of the earliest if not the earliest postcard of Leh, capital of the former Kingdom of Ladakh. Little is known about R. E. Shorter, a photographer with offices in Sialkot, Punjab, on the route to Kashmir, and Kashmir.
A postcard sent from Bareilly in UP to a woman in France in 1905 shows how the placement of stamps was on the front of a postcard was once itself a performative art.
Raaja Bhasin, in his Simla The Summer Capital of British India (2011) has a nice quote about Shimla during the Raj and afterwards: "With this detached atmosphere from the rest of India, it is no wonder that the blame for the disasters of the Afghan
[Original caption] Srinagar is the capital of the native state of Kashmir in Northern India. Its streets are if the usual regular patterns of primitive houses of wood, light, flimsy structures with mud roofs.
The basket bazaar of Madras was renowned for its beautiful wicker work and offered many kinds of basket weavers a platform to show their craft and sell a wide variety of goods.
Snow blankets Barian, a town near Murree hillstation in the Punjab. Baljee was an army photographer based in Murree whose large albumen prints (note the title in the negative at the bottom left) were published as coloured collotype postcards.
Bremner was among the very earliest postcard publishers of SIndh, and included a handful of views of Sukkur, a town not often photographed by colonial residents.