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.
The coconut is a large palm, growing to 30m tall, and is found throughout the tropical world, for decoration as well as for its many culinary and non-culinary uses; virtually every part of the coconut palm has some human use.
[Original caption] Walker Hospital. The land upon which Simla stands was retained by the British Government as a sanatorium at the close of the Gourkha War in 1815, when most of the surrounding district was given or restored to various native States.
The city of Amritsar includes the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple.
From the early 1600s to the mid 1700s, the 6th through 10th Sikh Gurus defended the temple against Muslim armies, who destroyed it repeatedly.
[Original caption] Connemara Library. A fine group of buildings including the Museum in the centre, the Technical Institute and the Connemara Library. The last named includes a fine reading room, with a collection of works relating to Madras.
This beautiful building is also known as the "Mole on the cheek" of Lahore's landscape. Its minarets offer spectacular views of the walled city. One was climbed by Rudyard Kipling who wrote an original version of his short story The City of Dreadful
Who knows what motivated the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig to send this postcard to Miss Hirschfeld in Vienna from Bombay on December 30, 1908? The 27-year old Zweig, a budding novelist whose popularity after World War I was unparalleled among German
Higginbotham's was the rare bookseller which also became a prominent postcard publisher, probably the leading one in South India.
[Verso] Postmarked Trimulgherry, 23 Sept. 1910 (?) and addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. A. Barnes, 67 Frog Road (?), St. Denys, Southhampton, Hanks. England. Dear Both, I hope you and boys are quite well. Thought you would like a card.