[Original caption] The Household Washes the baby. "East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet." So says Kipling and he ought to know for he was born in India.
[Original caption] A Low Country Village. The picture shows a typical scene in the flat country parts of Ceylon.
A small boat on the Hooghly, the "Captain Buxo." Hobson-Jobson defines "DINGY, DINGHY , s. Beng. diṇgī; [H. dingī, dengī, another form of dongī, Skt. droṇa, 'a trough.'] A small boat or skiff; sometimes also 'a canoe,' i.e. dug out of a single trunk.
[Original caption] Ladakus, on the Thibetan border. These men, who are in reality travelling merchants or hawkers, are natives of Thibet, and during the summer months they journey via Kashmir into the Indian provinces.
[Original caption] King's Bath. When surrounded by Oriental Gardens the palace must have been more beautiful than anything we know of in the East.
[Original caption] View of Malabar Hill. A beautiful scene and admired by all classes. A great number of bungalows are to be found here. [end]
A nicely composed contrast between the men in the foreground, and the sprawling Mughal-era fort in the background.
[Verso, hand written] On the road between Peshawar and Rawal Pindi [end]
[Original caption] The Glorious Gateway. It is impossible in a few lines to tell the wonders of Indian architecture.
Among the earliest postcards – and certainly early color postcards – of Ahmedabad is this view of Rani Rupamati's Mosque, built in the early 15th century and still standing.