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
Gobindram Oodepyram produced a number of hand-tinted, two colour, postcards like this one where the pink, for example, is strategically deployed to lead the eye down the broad avenue.
[Original caption] Street Scene. The city of Jeypore, situated 850 miles north-west of Calcutta, is handsomely and regularly built, and is the most important centre of Rajputana.
[Verso] Published specially for the S.J. Co-operative Society, Karachi Sole Agent for this view throughout India
[Original caption] The Empress Market, the principal market of Karachi, is situated on the Preedy Street in Sadar Bazaar.
[Original caption] Bombay, unlike most of the other shipping towns of importance, is not situated upon a river.
[Original caption] Rampart Row, Bombay (City). Bombay is a city of contrasts. Very different is the quiet grandeur of Rampart Row, with its massive buildings and open spaces, to the rush and turmoil of the industrial centre of the great city.
[Original caption] Johari bazaar. The Johari bazaar is one of the most important thoroughfares in Jeypore, and a great market for all sorts of merchandise.