Dalhousie is in the north-western Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie never became a major hillstation like Simla or Ootacamund.
Postcards celebrated infrastructure that made a real difference to residents, in this case a water pipeline critical to the growth and population of the Punjabi hillstation of Murree in the early 20th century.
The pipeline track is also called the
Probably one of the earliest if not the earliest postcard of Leh, capital of the former Kingdom of Ladakh. Little is known about R. E. Shorter, a photographer with offices in Sialkot, Punjab, on the route to Kashmir, and Kashmir.
[Original caption] The Lidder Valley is one of the approaches to the big beautiful State of Kashmere, the favorite holiday resort of the European residents of India.
A very early postcard of Mt. Everest, possibly the earliest.
Sent to Jerome Steinback, 341–11th St., Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. and postmarked Feb. 14, 1902 in Darjeeling. [Recto] "2/13/02 Our greetings to you from the most beautiful spot in India –
A gold-framed, oval embossed postcard by a prolific publisher was part of the many types of postcards used by publishers to keep the market satisfied with new fashions and types.
According to Murrays Handbook for India Burma & Ceylon "At 11 m.
[original caption] The Tuckt of Sunaman is an ancient Hindu Temple and a prominent landmark, situated on an eminence overlooking the town of Srinagar, one of the chief cities of Kashmir.
Among the earliest British-published postcards of Kashmir, this example from a series by F. Hartmann probably preceded the first Tuck's coloured Kashmir postcards by Raphael Tuck & Sons in 1906. Interestingly, both firms used an unusual caption on a