From an early "Greetings from" series by D.M. Macropolo & Co., a renowned Raj tobacconist with retail stores in Kolkata and Mumbai.
One of the earliest postcards of India, Calcutta, published by W. Rossler, a German or Austrian photographer in the city in 1897. Lithograph, Court sized, Printed in Austria. Undivided back.
A later "Greetings from" postcard printed by premiere British publisher Beagles on behalf of a Rawalpindi-based publisher who would have sold this to British troops in cantonments like Rawalpindi, in this case members of the Royal Garrison Artillery
Perhaps the most popular of the "Greetings from" postcards from India was this "Salaams from" version by the large Delhi publisher, H.A. Mirza & Sons.
An unusual early "Greetings from" card by Wiele & Klein, one of the leading photographic studios in South India. The woman looks slightly bored, if not irritated in this studio pose.
An early Exposition postcard by a German exotic people's promoter. The handwritten message, dated Dec.
This particular card was mailed to France from Chennai on Dec. 25, 1900. Note the entire message is readable, but from what is seems to say:
[Unclear first word] "Happy new year, Mr. Francis. Really it is not cold here. Antoine."
A rare and exceptional early color postcard by Carl Hagenbeck, the German circus and exotic people's promoter whose fairs throughout continental Europe drew large audiences.