A French postcard celebrating the presence of Indian troops with the British army fighting against the Germans. Dafadar Chanda Singh writes to Arur [sp?] Singh in Lahore District, Punjab in Urdu on Nov.
A nicely-composed Bremner photograph at a sacred site in Kashmir, with the priest holding a rosary and reading on a diagonal closed at the bottom left of the vignette.
[Original caption] A member of the ancient Hindu fighting race which flourished and conquered mainly in Western and Northern India in the twelfth century. [end]
With Best Wishes for Xmas and the New Year
The fundraising postcard by a women's group in Bombay shows Turkish prisoners likely captured in 1917 when British Indian troops captured Baghdad and other areas of modern Iraq from the Ottoman Empire.
Among the more interesting postcards are those showing Indians abroad, in this case serving as police officers in Hong Kong, then also a British possession.
An uncommon type of postcard flourished in Darjeeling, with individuals on real-photo black and white postcards carefully silhouetted and then individually hand-painted.
Timber was mostly used as a building material and for making furniture. Power tools and machines are available to make life easier for carpenters today, but a century ago, specialized workmen plying their trade were a popular postcard theme.
A drawing by the painter M.V. Dhurandhar that animates the meaning of "syce" as having to do with "coaxing." It was defined by Hobson-Jobson (1906): "SYCE (p. 885) SYCE , s. Hind. from Ar. sāïs. A groom.
An early postcard by the French branch of the premiere Zurich, Switzerland-based publisher Kunzli Freres. The firm's postcard series celebrating mail delivery around the world (see the Kashmir post) are among the most beautiful lithographic