A more unusual side view of the Taj at the turn of the century, around the time when the frontal view most of us are used to today was becoming the iconic image of India.
[Original caption] Victory of Indrajit : - Indrajit brings Indra as a captive before his father Ravana with the riches and the nymphs of Indra-Loka. [end]
This postcard, from a painting by Ravi Varma, combines a great moment in Hindu religious
This building completed in 1888 is now the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.
[Original caption] Viceregal Lodge. The summer residence of the Viceroy.
One of the of six of Tuck's early "Native Types of India" postcard series. Aquarettes were likely based on watercolors, and the artist could have been G.E. McCulloch, known for other postcards of India.
A very early court-sized postcard most probably by Paul Gerhardt, the chief lithographer at the Ravi Varma Press in Bombay.
The Bengal Bank was established in 1809; the building on the Mall in Lahore dates to sometime after 1883-4. Once one of the larger banks in the subcontinent, it was merged into the Imperial Bank of India in 1921, and then the Reserve Bank of India in
Varkari (meaning "a pilgrim") is areligious movement within the bhakti spiritual tradition of Hinduism, geographically associated with the Indian state of Maharashtra.
By the turn of the century, newspapers had become an entrenched objects mediating social relationships among the upper and middle classes and their providers in Bombay.
This card could be from a very nicely done series by Taraporevala, although at
One of the most famous ghats in Varanasi.
This card, originally published by the Austrian firm of Josef Heim in Vienna in 1898 was re-published in this version by Thacker & Co. in Bombay, one of the leading Raj department stores.