[Original caption] Native Quarter, Null Bazaar, Bombay. One of the principal highways, is typical of the many animated thoroughfares of this busy city.
Before the Mar Nala (canal) was built, the excess water of the Dal Lake flowed into river Jhelum at Habba Kadal. This view was published by F.
[Original caption] An Afridi Girl. The Afridis are an Afghan or Pathan people, numbering about 300,000, inhabiting the moutainous region south of the Hindu-Kush. They consist of a number of separate clans, often at feud with each other.
[Original caption] Tomb of the reputed founder of Thuggism, who is supposed to have murdered the Emperor Tuglak in 1325. His body now rests in a sarcophagus, covered with a cloth, and surrounded by a verandah of white marble. [end]
Rope bridges, a death-defying way of sliding across rivers and canals in Kashmir were described by the American photographer James Ricalton: "Among the Himalayas several kinds of primitive bridges are in use; there are two kinds here before us now.
This real photo postcard has a "Copyright, Made in Germany" imprint on the back, which was likely printed in India on German postcard-size paper. The watercolor and glitter treatment could also have been done in-house.
Possibly a dancer in a nicely hand-tinted postcard; note the red tip of the plant pointing to the lady.
There are very few Dutch postcards, let alone early ones, of India, but this is a splendid exception.