A self-published, artist-signed postcard of an Impressionist sensibility by Miss Barnes of Madras [Chennai]. Painting was a hobby of many British women and men in India, watercolors often found in albums, but few went to the trouble of having their
Fred Bremner was one of the first postcard publishers of Kashmir, offering numerous cards of the Princely State based on photographs he tool there around 1900.
A unusual weather-related postcard where the coloring of the clouds in the sky would likely have been one by hand.
While quite distinctive, keyhole views like this one were a brief fad that overtook early postcard publishing and soon disappeared.
[Original caption] The Dhal Lake is situated amid the most beautiful scenery of the native India State of Kashmir.
A small boat on the Hooghly, the "Captain Buxo." Hobson-Jobson defines "DINGY, DINGHY , s. Beng. diṇgī; [H. dingī, dengī, another form of dongī, Skt. droṇa, 'a trough.'] A small boat or skiff; sometimes also 'a canoe,' i.e. dug out of a single trunk.
[Original caption] The Royal Bombay Yacht Club. One of the most exclusive clubs in the East, patronized only by the most prominent citizens. [end]
Founded in 1864, this still extremely exclusive club survives in a building next to this one,
It is surprising how many brand's have survived since the turn of the century, Colman's Mustard of Norwich in the UK being part of a group that includes Lipton's, Nestle and Singer.
A nicely composed postcard showing the progression in the size of ocean-going vessels, from the small boat in the foreground, to the larger ship on right, and even larger ship in the distance on the left.