[Original caption] A beautiful palace of red sandstone built either by Akbar (1556-1605) or by Jahanghir (1605-1627). The great central court, its pillars, the carving and ornamentation, are all pure Hindu.
Built during the Akber's Reign in 1599 A.D.
This massive gate was intended to intimidate possible attackers.
The Mexican Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz (1914-1998) served as his country's Ambassador to India in the 1960s, and just before he died left behind a memoir of the country, In Light of India (1995) which has a beautiful description of Humayun's
It seems as if the Mughal Emperor Jehanghir's (1569-1627) fondness for wine merited a postcard many centuries later.
A special embossed Christmas greetings version of this early Tuck's Agra postcard.
[Original caption] Exterior of Zenana, Agra. Here white marble pavilions look out on delicate inlaid pillars and finely perforated screen's thence across the Jumna.
[Original caption] King's Bath. When surrounded by Oriental Gardens the palace must have been more beautiful than anything we know of in the East.
[Original caption] The Taj Mahal, from the River. It is said that Shah Jehan designed a bridge to connect this last resting place of his wife with a similar Taj on the far side of the river.
[Original caption] Tomb of Etamad-ud-Dowla, Agra. The whole of the exterior and much of the interior is of white marble with beautiful inlay work. The mausoleum stands in a beautiful garden.
[Original caption] Diwan-i-Khas, "The Hall of Audience," a pavilion of white marble shining in the sun; walls and ceilings, pillars and arches, all inlaid with rich yet delicate color.