Postcards of Darjeeling's bazaar were very common, perhaps because of the excitement at the visual engagement of people coming with their goods from nearby villages and offering them to the hillstation's residents and tourists.
Dinshaw Billimoria (1904-1942) was one of India's most famous silent film actors, and became best known for his success in R. S. Choudhury's Anarkali (1928). He made the transition to sound films successfully in the early 1930s, but died at the age
An early Dhurandhar postcard showing, as he was wont to do, the new types springing up in the city of Bombay as office workers and other people wearing Western shoes needed to replace their laces.
Contemporary accounts of how Hamid Kalkani died are unclear. Nadir Khan is said to have chased him to his village in October 1929 where he was stoned to death by residents which this postcard may show.
An unusual, moody image of a Kashmiri woman from a Times of India series of people across the subcontinent that was often artist-signed, although the artist behind this one remains anonymous.
11,400 tons, 16,000 Horse-Power, at the Anchorage, Bombay.
This postcard gives some sense of the size of the freighters sailing between Europe and India in the early 20th century.
On the back of this card, showing one of the most memorable places to colonial residents from the Uprising of 1857, its significance is explained in this handwritten message: "“Dear Lill, This is the place where “During the Mutiny” the Women and
Handwritten on the back is a part of a longer message that discusses the plague then present in Bombay: “A poor soldier got it but recovered a Sergeant’s child died of it & Major Murray has been very ill and is only a little better.
This postcard by the Jaipur-based firm Gobindram Oodeyram shows a little boy with the teat of a goat somewhat crudely photoshopped into his mouth (probably two superimposed images). To a European buying the postcard in colonial times, it would seem