One of the most famous palaces in Lucknow, built by Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din Haider in the early 19th century, the Chattar Manzil epitomized the eclectic mixture of European and Indian architectural styles that made Lucknow so photogenic for early
Moorli Dhur & Sons
Kasauli is a hillstation in Himachal Pradesh, established in 1842, less than 80 km from Simla. Murray's Handbook for India, Ceylon and Burma
The gold frame and embossing were part of changing postcard fashions.
A rare postcard from inside the city of Multan, one of the oldest cities in Punjab if not South Asia.
Two carefully positioned stamps at the top, according to the then prevailing "language of stamps" would say "Write soon." This is what the message – using the numbers associated with postcard collector rings – suggests as well.
Apparently the tallest clock tower in India, this 221-foot high structure was constructed in the 1880s.
A humourous card from Moorli Dhur & Sons referring to gambling, a habit which many British soldiers in particular – at least from the postcard evidence – seem to have indulged in. The servant on the left is saying "Mrs.
A faux pre-written postcard which gives some sense of the life at least as experienced by British soldiers in cantonments, even while holding ale in one hand and a pipe in the other: "Dear _____, I am feeling "down in the mouth." India does not agree
Although Hobson Jobson (1903, p. 77) defines Bearer as, besides a palanquin carrier, also as "b. (In the Bengal Presidency) a domestic servant who has charge of his master's clothes, household furniture, and (often) of his ready money.