[Original caption] Commenced in 1637 and completed in 1648 A.D. by the Emperor Shahjahan. Wonderful Building in the world. [end]
Probably the earliest Tuck's postcard of the Taj Mahal, from a Bourne & Shepherd photograph, before writing was allowed on the back.
[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.
An early real photo postcard where the deterioration of the chemicals on the margins contributes to the preciousness of the scene, said to be the view the imprisoned Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan enjoyed from Agra Fort of the tomb he had built for his
[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] Interior of Taj, Agra. One of the most graceful and most impressive sepulchres in the world.
[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.
[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