Houseboats were apparently popular among foreigners because the Maharajah usually did not allow foreigners to construct their own residences.
This postcard is probably among the earliest of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, given the undivided back, and Clifton's role as one of the earliest all-India postcard publishers. It is probably from a 19th century albumen print.
This card was sent
Although the origin of the word juggler as "one skilled in keeping several objects in motion in the air at the same time by alternately tossing and catching them" goes back to the 14th century and seems to stem from the Middle English "jogelour
The gun in front of Lahore Museum that was made famous in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim which begins "He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Aijab Ghar–the Wonder House, as the natives
The border signboard at Torkham at the end of the Khyber Pass in what was then Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) read: "FRONTIER OF INDIA TRAVELLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PASS THIS NOTICE BOARD UNLESS THEY HAVE
[Original caption]The Ceylon Pavilion with its four entrance lamps at Kandy is a faithful copy of the old Kandyan style of architecture, the panels and circular moonstones of the doorway having been rbought from Ceylon.
[Original caption] Abdul Rehman Street, Bombay. This is one of the busiest spots in the city of Bombay and also one of the principal native streets. [end]
Note the building under construction on the right.
Toddy or palm wine as made from sap collected by climbers like this one in little pouches; fermentation was so fast in the humid air that a mildly alcoholic drink could be had in a few hours.
Parsis in India originally came from Iran (Persia), and Parsi ladies were among the first Indian women to have had an active public life, no doubt helped by a high literacy rate in the community (there is a postcard or letter in the woman's hand).