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
Hotel Cecil was one of the most famous European-owned hotels in Delhi and stood on an 11 acre park in Rajniwas Marg in Delhi's Civil Lines area. There were more than hundred rooms, a swimming pool and lush green lawns.
India House in London, with "1931" pencilled in on the back, so made soon after the building was inaugurated in July 1930. Now the High Commission for India, it was consciously planned in the 1920s as a way for the Indian Government, though still
Occasionally, nomads — those most fleeting of human subjects and least sedentary inhabitants of our planet—were caught on a postcard.
An example of how nicely the real photo postcard could be used to maximize the depth and mystery of black and white photography, here on glossy stock by A.W. Plate & Co., a firm which tried every type of postcard printing process.
One of the more beautiful hand-tinted real photographic postcards. Identified only as a South Indian woman, it seems to have been printed in a French colony (Vietnam?) by a Chinese photographer.
The Shri Varun Dev Mandir temple on Manora Island in Karachi is dedicated to Varuna, the Lord of the Seas and apparently the only such temple in Pakistan.
A portrait of a woman in a photographer's studio where the fine detail of her garment and the cane work she is resting her arm on almost overwhelm the sitter. There is also detail in the background, and even the carpet is full of patter. K.