One can only imagine the enormous costs that accrued to the workers involved.
One of the less common "nautch girl" or dancing women postcards where the toll of the profession is visible on the sitter's face.
An early documentary or journalistic postcard. The Kangra earthquake of April 5, 1905, some 200 miles away in northern Punjab, damaged many structures in Lahore, a city of 180,000 and may have caused the fire referenced by this postcard.
Who knows what motivated the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig to send this postcard to Miss Hirschfeld in Vienna from Bombay on December 30, 1908? The 27-year old Zweig, a budding novelist whose popularity after World War I was unparalleled among German
Higginbotham's was the rare bookseller which also became a prominent postcard publisher, probably the leading one in South India.
Switzerland? Austria? No, Nainital. Located at a height of 2270 meters (over 7,000 feet), the point known as Snow View is one of the hillstation's most popular spots.
Hobson-Jobson defines fakir as "s. Hind. from Arab. faḳīr ('poor'). Properly an indigent person, but specially 'one poor in the sight of God,' applied to a Mahommedan religious mendicant, and then, loosely and inaccurately, to Hindu devotees and