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.
Now the gardens of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.
[Original caption] The Gardens & Terraces, Viceregal Lodge.
One of six cards in one of the first series of Tuck's India postcards.
[Original caption] Old Court House Street, Calcutta.
Kolkata-based Bourne & Shepherd was one of the oldest photographic studios in India, and certainly one of the most famous, having built its reputation on the albumen photography of Samuel Bourne during the 1860s.