The dominant presence in the city when the British took control of Lahore 1848 was not the Mughals, but the Sikhs.
A beautiful example by one of the premiere Lahore coloured postcard publishers, Peshawar-based D.C. Mehra and Sons.
[Original caption] Was an Wazir of the Emperor Jahangir. This Building built during the reign of Jahangir in 1628 A.D. [end]
Itmad-uud-Doula was a member of a ruling group that included Nur Jahan, Emperor Jehanghir's wife, courtier Asaf Khan and
[Original caption] The Taj from across the river. One must cross the river to see the beautiful view of the Imperial Mausoleum balanced by the Mosque and Hall of red sandstone which set it off.
The Chaburji gateway is the entrance to a lost Mughal garden. Apparently built around the 1640s, its construction is linked to the Mughal Emperor Akbar's daughter, Zebunnissa Begum.
[Original] The Taj Mahal - A dream of Oriental spendour, fashioned as the last resting place for the "Exalted One of the Palace," the wife of Shah Jehan. "If there is heaven on earth it is this, it is this." [end]
From the very first Tuck's Agra
An unusual artist-signed postcard of All Saints Church in Coonoor, established in 1854. Very finely done, it is among the limited examples British amateur artist trying their hand at something often self-published on a postcard.
[Original caption, Verso] Shah Jehan - Famed for his Peacock Throne, blazing in the shifting natural colors of rubies, sapphires and emeralds; valued by Tavernier at $32,500,000. But the Emperor is now more famous as the Builder of the Taj, that