[Original caption] The Glorious Gateway. It is impossible in a few lines to tell the wonders of Indian architecture.
[Original caption] Lahore Gate. To reach the ancient stronghold of the Mughal emperors, you pass under the great Lahore Gate. Its massiveness lightened by domes and arches, gilt and marble on top of it.
[Original caption] Hooseinabad Gateway. Gateway to the tomb of Muhammad Ali Shah, who erected here his own tomb in 1837. The florid excess of stucco ornamentation is but one sign of the decay of Indian architecture in modern days. [end]
One of the
Shriniwas Mahadeo & Sons on Church Road in Belgaum (now Belagavi, Karnataka) published a number of exceptional cards of the ruins of Nagarkhana Gate. Note the red coloring on a few flowers, applied by stencil.
Scrawled in pencil on the back of this
[Original Verso] (King Georges V was then Prince of Wales) India [end]
Antoine Druet (1857–1921) was a French painter and postcard artist; given the caption, this card would have been published after George V was crowned King in May 1910. A lush,