The GPO in Bombay was already the largest post office in India when this card was produced in 1899, with tens of millions of postcards passing through in a city of less than a million.
This is among the earliest postcards of Kashmir, printed for a British publisher most likely by Raphael Tuck & Sons in London just before they themselves started printing what are probably the most well-known series of Indian postcards under their
A beautiful lithographic postcard celebrating an Indian soldier in World War I. Published in Lausanne, Switzerland, its design is exquisite: the flag just breaks the white border in a field of red, and features a faux postmark from the campaign.
This postcard shows a nanny with a pram on the “Queen’s necklace” of Malabar beach in Bombay. The artist Dhurandhar and other fellow J.J.
The pier across the Taj Hotel where the Gateway to India now stands. This area was expanded with a sea wall and entry steps before the Gateway to India was completed in 1924. The Japanese-style pavilion seen here was removed.
[Original] Victoria Brunnen
Compagnie Comet seems to have been the earliest publisher of a series of cards on India, their name appearing as "Verlag [Firm] "Compagnie Comet", Fr. Th.
Over a million Indian troops served as part of the British forces in World War I; postcards were used to help recruit them, often in languages like Gujarati, though this card seems to have been intended more for British troops already serving in
An early advertising card for the West End Watch Co. in Bombay (373 Hornby Road) and Calcutta (14 Dalhousie Square), produced by a famous Swiss printing house.
A very early India-printed postcard signed by the chief lithographer at the Ravi Varma Press, Paul Gerhardt. Gerhardt was probably aware of Ravi Varma's prize-winning painting that year, Water Bearer, and we know from Raja Varma's diaries - the great