A delicately hand-tinted postcard, with the green stalks breathing life into the frozen men.
A quiet postcard, taken in the city now known as Pathein, which the British occupied after the First Anglo-Burmese Was in 1826.
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Indian Independence, from a series celebrating heroes of the struggle.
[Recto, Translated from Gujarati] “Mahatma Gandhi started a novel non- violence war.
An early coloured postcard of the annual Muslim Shia procession on the 21st day of the month of Ramadan commemorating the death of Hazrat Ali, the fourth Caliph.
One of the earliest postcards of a "dancing girl" printed in India. Nach [or Nautch] women among the most popular subjects of early postcards of India.
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.
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