Addressed to Mr. R.W. Leming, 3 Duff St., Poplar, London and postmarked Calcutta G.P.O. August 5, 1913: "A/S Inverie What do you think about this. I hope this will find you all well. It is very hot here. Will send some more later. Kind regard to all.
A colonial offering, on a rare lithographic card, both obsequious and a caricature of the snotty memsahib.
A beautifully hand-tinted postcard of the Residency in what is now Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka.
A postcard by the great Indian painter M.V. Dhurandhar illustrating an Englishwoman looking over a coolie offering his services with an empty basket. Note the cleverly positioned Indian woman with a basket on her head in the background.
The imperialism is repugnant, but there is no doubt that this rare card by British publisher C.W. Faulkner & Co. is a masterpiece of design.