[Original caption] “Chowringhee, Calcutta. Chowringhee Road runs past the sumptuous edifice of the Bengal Club and the nest residential quarter of Calcutta to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Half-way is the superb pile of buildings of the Army and Navy Stores, and King Edward’s Court: elegant as with every modern convenience.” [end]
This "oil facsim" as Tuck’s called it was a special kind of embossed card where the effect of a painter's brushstrokes is emphasized by a light emboss of the whole card. “They are really marvelous veritable miniature oil paintings, & easily are worthy of a frame. Needless to say, when used for Postcard correspondence they will be treasured by the fortunate recipients as WORKS OF ART,” as a contemporary Tuck's envelope for an India series put it.