A self-published postcard by Miss Barne of St. Ebbas, Madras [Chennai], apparently an amateur painter.
A hand painted postcard of a favorite sport for Indian Maharajahs, British colonial officials and well-heeled tourists.
[Original caption] Street Scene. The city of Jeypore, situated 850 miles north-west of Calcutta, is handsomely and regularly built, and is the most important centre of Rajputana.
The Taj Hotel was built to realize Jamsetji N. Tata's dream of a fine hotel to reflect the ascendancy of Bombay's own mercantile class.
[Original caption] Devil Dancers, Calcutta. The Devil Dancer with his painted body, hideous mask, and fantastic head-dress is supposed to strike terror unto the beholder; as a rule he but succeeds in amusing him.
[Original caption] Pagodas by Moonlight. A group of pagodas in Mandalay by the brilliant light of a tropical moon. [end]
Edith Pinhey, married to a judge in Bombay, was an artist and one of the few women to have signed Tucks postcards of the
A quick glance at this postcard might make you think it is a European city, but it is actually a street in Mumbai with the Cathedral of the Holy Name, the seat of the Archbishop of Bombay. Opened in 1902, it was new around the time of this postcard.
[Original caption] Shantanu is trying to persuade Satyavati, the adopted daughter of a fisher, to marry him, & thus to satisfy his passionate desire. [end]
Kanpur, known as Cawnpore before 1948, is one of the larger cities in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Once mainly a cantonment town, and scene of much fighting in 1857, today it is an important industrial center.