Part of an eight card set depicting the same roles but different types who fill them in India and Britain, durwan being defined as "a live-in doorkeeper, especially in an apartment building."
A gorgeously coloured collotype with the anonymous note on the front: "They are nearly as nice as ruby lips. best."
Addressed to Mr. R.W. Leming, 3 Duff St., Poplar, London and postmarked Calcutta G.P.O. August 5, 1913: "A/S Inverie What do you think about this. I hope this will find you all well. It is very hot here. Will send some more later. Kind regard to all.
A postcard evocative of the hard toil required to plow fields given the upturned rocky soil. Note the large dog crouching on the right behind the farmer.
A striking portrait of an Indian shoemaker in France during World War I, who would have accompanied the 130,000 or so Indian troops who fought on the Western front during the first two years of the war.