Hamburg-American Line was one of the largest shipping lines in the world, and brought a majority of German immigrants to the US, as and many tourists from the US to India.
[Original caption] Bombay from Harbour. Bombay is without doubt a prosperous city. The houses are large, hand some and well built–the gardens well laid out and cared for, while the streets are clean and orderly.
An advertising card for one of the big London-based steam-ship travel firms who served the travel-between-India and Europe market.
The India docks in the German port city of Hamburg, from where an increasing amount of goods, even postcards, were flowing back and forth at the turn of the century.