The famous Indian singer Gohar Jan, queen of early LP recordings and the first Indian artist to be recorded on gramophone on November 2, 1902. Born in Azamgarh, north India as Angelina Yeoward in 1873 she became the most famous nautch girl and singer
[Original caption] Commercial street, Bangalore. Busy and thriving for it is so in Mysore that the most serious and successful effort has been made to develop the mineral resources of India.
[Verso] Gaja-Gauri :- Goddess Parwati. [end]
From a painting by Raja Ravi Varma, Parvati is the Hindu goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children, devotion, divine strength and power.
Marwaris are from the Marwar region of Rajasthan in India. They speak Marwari. The word Marwar is said to be derived from the Sanskrit word Maruwat, or 'desert'. This striking image was a popular postcard.
Sent from Lucknow, Jan. 26, 1913 to Mr.
Nedous Hotel was established on the Mall in 1880 by Michael Adams Nedou, apparently from Dubrovnik, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A grand hotel, it would have held many secrets of old Lahore.
An advertising card for the Singer Manufacturing Company showing how universal the use of its sewing machines was, and perhaps how easily they could be used by women to create pillows and beautiful cloths.
This odd twist of phrase was used by another firm in Quetta, Fred Bremner, on a postcard which he titled "A Human Nest," (Pathan Woman & Child). This suggests that putting Balochistan's residents on the margins of the human race was not uncommon.
[Original caption] Built by Delhi Municipality at a Cost-of R 28000, after the Mutiny 1857 A.D. [end]
H.A. Mirza & Sons dominated the market for postcards of Delhi from about 1900 until the 1930s.
Shell cutters usually use saws and other blade instruments to cut raw shells into different shapes to create jewelry, bangles, drinking vessels and other accessories.