"Of recent years, the monkeys have become a decided nuisance in Simla," wrote Edward Buck in Simla Past and Present (1903, p.
"Peshawar City was important in Graeco-Buddhist times and its coppersmiths' bazaar must have started then," wrote Randolph Holmes, proprietor of the studio which published this postcard in a later memoir, Between the Indus and Ganges Rivers. "The
A particularly charming postcard of a city bazaar, with the curve of the street in the foreground, daubs of red on two sun umbrellas, and a variety of carriages plying the mud-baked road.
“Hyderabad is the premier native state of India, having twice
[Original caption] Metai wallah or Sweetmeat Seller. Sweetmeats of all kinds are largely eaten by the natives of India.
A painted postcard of Simla, published by the local branch of one of the Raj's major retailers based in Kolkata.
[Original caption] A Street Scene, Delhi. This great native city is one of the most fascinating and historic places of the East.
Unlike many photographic postcards that emphasized the crowded nature of Bombay bazaars at the turn of the century, Gerhardt opens up the foreground in this painted depiction to create a more spacious and effect.
This most interesting thing in this composite street scene is the way it brings the many forces of colonialism into view. In the distant background is Karachi's mammoth St. Patrick's Cathedral.