An evocative postcard that manages to communicate the experience of rain.
A rare postcard from the Congress Party's meeting in March 1931 in Karachi, shortly after Bhagat Singh was executed, and where the Congress Party demanded full political and economic freedom, the foundation of the future Indian state.
[Original caption, verso] God Vishnu with his two wives, the goddesses of the earth and the wealth, is represented as riding on his vehicle Garud. [end]
The Garuda, a mythical bird, is also called Kashyapi, Chirada, Vishnuratha, Gaganeshvara,
The word Mullah owes its origin to the Arabic "mawla", or "guardian." A mullah is the Muslim equivalent of a priest or religious authority and guide.
The Residency, called "one of the prettiest official residencies in India" by the Imperial Gazetteer of India (1908) was where the British Chief Commissioner of British Baluchistan lived.
Mortimer Menpes was prominent early 20th century painter who made a well-advertised painting trip to India in 1903 for the Delhi Darbar. This image was the first in the book The Darbar written with his daughter Dorothy Menpes (1903) who accompanied
Jadu Kissen was a photographer associated for a time with the Archaeological Survey of India and operated out of Srinagar and Delhi; his distinctive postcards were hand-tinted and their captions could be as long as his main competitor in Delhi, H.A.
Sometimes also called "Sleeping Hindoo Woman" this postcard was about as risque as they got and was labelled "India circulation" in an album of Gobindram Oodeyram postcards put together by one S.
One day was often fixed each week or fortnight for washing a complete household's clothes. The concept of a washing day is said to have reflected a family's social status.