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
The Howrah Bridge was constructed between 1936 and 1942. It replaced the Floating Pontoon Bridge that connected Howrah and Kolkata (then Calcutta). The Howrah Bridge was opened to public in February 1943. The Howrah Bridge was renamed as Rabindra
Mela Ram was a photographer who might have warmly welcomed the advent of the real-photograph as a way for his art to take precedence over the vagaries of publishing in collotype or halftone using hand-tinted color to enhance images (there are few
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.