A rare postcard of the man who founded the RSS, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, an Indian nationalistic, right-wing Hindu organization that continues to play a prominent role in Indian politics, in 1925 in Nagpur following his disillusionment with
A real-photo postcard, made from a painting and printed in Germany, then exquisitely hand-tinted in India.
A real-photo postcard printed the wrong way around. By the late teens it was becoming more common for publishers to print postcards on photographic paper the size and with the backing of postcards; this was possibly commissioned by Ahmed Din.
Mirza Ali Khan (1901-1960) was a Waziri tribal leader who fought a number of campaigns against the British in the 1930s and 1940s, and later against Pakistan as well in support of an independent Pashtunistan.
Camp Ali Musjid is atop the hill on the left, a key base for the Second Afghan War in 1878-79 between the Raj and Afghanistan; this postcard shows the British encampments on the same border with Afghanistan forty years later in the Third Afghan War.
A candid image of Indian troops in Ashurst, Hampshire, England unpacking their kit most likely before being sent to the war front in Europe during World War I.
A rare Tuck's "Real Photograph" postcard of India, which they seem to have offered in response to the market around the 1930s. The Mexican writer Octavio Paz describes the scene in 1951 when he first approached Bombay by ship:
"An arch of stone