A postcard that celebrates the arrival of a new machine at the Kolar gold fields, 160 miles west of Madras (Chennai). The mill was already described as being powered by electricity in 1902. This postcard by Wiele & Klein in Madras shows how the
Some of the most beautiful and rarest early postcards of India are hand-painted, often with penciled titles and the simply printed word "post card" on the back.
Graves of British soldiers killed in August 1908 during a British military expedition against Mohamand tribes northeast of Peshawar who had launched a surprise attack against the city on April 24, 1908, fomenting what one British general called a
A very unusual early split-screen postcard by Julian Rust, "Art Photographer," which combines collotype images with the ornate decorative flourish of lithographic postcards. Hobson-Jobson (1903, p.
An unusual keyhole view by Plate & Co. The top part of the front of the card could also have been used for a message. Plate's Art Card series was distinguished for its rich use of color on a slightly embossed or corrugated halftone surface.
Labor-intensive road rolling helped to create smoother and less permeable roads. The early history of road rolling in Europe can be traced to the 18th century when roads became militarily important.
[Original caption] The Chowk and Howa Mahal. This is a picturesque and animated scene. The inhabitants of Jeypore are a busy people, and their bazaars are generally crowded.
[Original] Souvenir East Indies Pagode des Ganges [end]
Among the earliest postcard series of India, with postally used samples dating back to 1897, according to Ratnesh Mathur, co-author of Picturesque India. Interestingly this is a crude halftone