One of the more puzzling things in Raj postcard history is the lack of postcards from what is now Bangladesh; East Bengal and Dhaka in particular seem to have been far less covered by the new medium at the turn of the century than the rest of the subcontinent. This makes this real postcard, not much used at this early a date, special. Postmarked December 24, 1906 in Sheffield, England, it shows a missionary talking or preaching in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, an area inhabited by indigenous tribes and a variety of religious adherents only annexed and made part of Bengal province in 1860. The sender, a Reverend Wrabble, may be shown in the photograph which, on the back, is blind stamped "With best wishes for Christmas and New Year."
Preaching by Riverside, Chittagong Hill