A storied building, still standing, which was everything from a Governor's residence to Admiralty House and the first High Court of Bombay.
Note how this advertisement for family life in the cantonment shows a woman and pram on the verandah.
From today's perspective, an unusual subject given the lack of beauty, architectural significance or human type that grace most early postcards.
A very nicely composed collotype, with the road leading the eye into the dense scene from the foreground.
Dharmatala (Dharumtalla) Road, now Lenin Sarani in central Kolkata, is one of the busiest thoroughfares in Kolkata. Its original name means "holy street."
The Bengali writer Nirad Chaudhuri (1897-1999) described the Eid celebrations in his birthplace of Kishorganj, Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh: "Since the Id moves backwards round the year it had no particular association with season and weather as had
An advertising postcard celebrating the Independence struggle and the poet Sarojini Naidu, who the Turkish poet Halide Edib, then on a visit to India, described in her book Inside India (1938, p. 44):
"Sarojini is a poet.
[Original caption] Government House - Calcutta has been called a City of palaces: Government House is the Palace of the Viceroy.
Women are often shown as dancers, rarely this elderly as beggars on postcards. This photograph was likely taken in a studio, with the woman sitting on a stone which might be covered with animal skins.
A variety of Adivasi people (as well as officials and a soldier in the center) as part of a rich forest surrounding. Hobson-Jobson (1906) gave this definition
"BHEEL, (p. 91) BHEEL, n.p. Skt. Bhilla; H. Bhīl. The name of a race inhabiting the hills