Built in the early 1630s by the Emperor Shah Jehan, the "Palace of Mirrors" or "Crystal Palace" in Lahore Fort is full of glass tiles that reflect light. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the roof was only recently properly restored.
[Original caption] Delhi Gate Fort. The gateway is of red sandstone. The walls are 70 feet high and one mile and a half long. The Europeans and their followers took refuge in the Fort during the Mutiny. [end]
Among the very first Tuck's postcards of
[Original caption] Humayun's Tomb. The first Mogul emperor buried in India, he was contemporary with Henry VIII and died 1565. His widow built the mausoleum and is buried there too.
[Original caption] Delhi Gate, Agra Fort. The Fort has a circuit of over a mile. Its walls are of red sandstone nearly 70 feet high. There are two entrances, the Delhi Gate being on the West.
[Original caption] The Saman Burj or Princess Boudoir in Delhi is richly inlaid with mosaic work. Delhi. [end]
The exquisite hand-tinting of this postcard is worthy of the original design.
[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] The Taj, Agra. The beautiful gardens in which this exquisite mausoleum stands are laid out in formal style.
[Original caption] Entrance to the Taj, Agra. - This superb gateway of red sandstone was built in 1648 A.D. and it is a worthy pendant to the Taj itself.
[Original caption] Entrance to Akbar's Tomb, Agra. The Mausoleum of the Emperor Akbar who reigned 1488-1518 A.D. is some distance from the cantonment at Agra. On the way to it is a sculptured horse to commemorate a favourite of the Emperor.