The bicycle was something quite new in Bombay at the turn of the century, and often featured on postcards, frequently with women as drivers.
A satirical postcard showing a "Baboo," which Hobson-Jobson defined as used in Kolkata "with a slight savour of disparagement, as characterizing a superficially cultivated, but too often effeminate, Bengali," pulling ahead on the most modern of
A interesting very early lithographic card from Bombay by the little-known city artist/publisher W. Cooper, who seems to have specialized in the risque postcard (the same woman seems to be the model for A Trysting Place). Two things are particularly
Another Dhurandhar postcard that captures the essence and humour of a telegraph peon using a bicycle to rush to his destination.