An early jeweled postcard of Lahore's tomb of Maharajah Ranjit Singh.
A coloured collotype postcard where the golden hues on the stones have been emphasized to add to the splendor of the building.
This postcard by the French artist Emile Dupuis honoured the Indian soldiers who fought with the Allies in in what is better known as the First Battle of Ypres in Belgium, an early World War I battleground where some 160,000 German soldiers died.
[Original caption] Amritsar is an important commercial city, capital of the province of the same name in the Punjab.
The city of Amritsar includes the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple.
From the early 1600s to the mid 1700s, the 6th through 10th Sikh Gurus defended the temple against Muslim armies, who destroyed it repeatedly.