From a beautiful series of artist postcards that may recall elements of "Company Painting" in their direct representations of human form on simply (albeit coloured) backgrounds.
One of the more priceless messages on vintage postcards: "I do not want to exchange any more post cards with you. F. Terry."
Postmarked Kolkata 1907 and sent to Miss Florence Irwin, 256 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Actually above Mir Alam Tank, Hyderabad. An unusual postcard, not only because it is a late lithographic one, but also because the focus is on the rocks, lake and vegetation, the boat and tiny figure standing in the foreground.
The history of Varanasi, also called Benares, can be traced back to the time of Gautama Buddha 2,500 years ago when it was the capital of Kashi.
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and one of the primary leaders of India's Independence struggle and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi.
Postmarked May 25, 1898 (?) and addressed to Master Leslie Hurst, 4 Waterlook Road, Nottingham, England: "My dear Leslie I have another p.c. [postcard] for you – Did you go to Gooe fair. It is your fair day today.
Among the first series of postcards printed in India by The Ravi Varma Press, this lithograph by the German artist at the Press, Paul Gerhardt, shows how in these very early days, placing the title was not quite fixed by convention, It could easily