An exceptional early lithographic card from the famous German exotic people's promoter and founder of Berlin's zoo. The title says it depicts an Indian coffee house.
A very early postcard from one of Kolkata's largest retailers. Postmarked Dec. 2, 1898 and addressed to Master Geoffrey Corbett, Whiltey, Yorks., England: "To my godson & all his relations G.C. [sp?]."
One of the most popular early views of Kolkata, this Jain is dedicated to Sitalnathji, the 10th of the 24 Jain tirthankaras.
This nearly 3 km long bridge, also known as the Havelock Bridge, was opened to traffic in 1900. It has since been decommissioned and is apparently awaiting funding to be turned into a pedestrian bridge.
Among the Paul Gerhardt postcards published by The Ravi Varma Press, this seems to be one of the rarer ones. Postally used in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov.
One of America's most recognized international brands around the turn of the century, this was one of 33 postcards advertising the tobacco firm's product.