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 postcard printed in Great Britain, but with the unusual electrotype on the back "Post Restante," also known as "Post Restant" which means to hold the item at a post office until it is picked up by a traveler.
Adressed to Miss Diana Penton, c/o Miss Oughton-Giles, St. Mary's, Chislehurst, Kent, England: "We are very busy packing, so I can only find time for a card.
Adressed to Miss E. Eraston [sp?] in London, date unclear: "You see hundreds of these things going right out to sea for fishing. E. J. L."
The summer palace of the Mewar royal family was constructed in the 1740s Maharana Jagat Singh I. Note the exemplary arrangement ny the photographer of the boats in front, as if part of the palace architecture.
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.