[Original caption] Shot Near West Ridge Barracks, Rawalpindi 1/4/21 [end]
The Peshawar firm of P.D.
Now the gardens of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.
[Original caption] The Gardens & Terraces, Viceregal Lodge.
One of six cards in one of the first series of Tuck's India postcards.
[Original caption] Old Court House Street, Calcutta.
Kolkata-based Bourne & Shepherd was one of the oldest photographic studios in India, and certainly one of the most famous, having built its reputation on the albumen photography of Samuel Bourne during the 1860s.
The coconut is a large palm, growing to 30m tall, and is found throughout the tropical world, for decoration as well as for its many culinary and non-culinary uses; virtually every part of the coconut palm has some human use.
[Original caption] Walker Hospital. The land upon which Simla stands was retained by the British Government as a sanatorium at the close of the Gourkha War in 1815, when most of the surrounding district was given or restored to various native States.
The city of Amritsar includes the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple.
From the early 1600s to the mid 1700s, the 6th through 10th Sikh Gurus defended the temple against Muslim armies, who destroyed it repeatedly.
One of the less common "nautch girl" or dancing women postcards where the toll of the profession is visible on the sitter's face.