This remarkable postcard shows Shankardas Swamigal's Tamil drama group on a visit to Ceylon [Sri Lanka] in 1890, although the postcard is from about 15 years later.
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This postcard is probably among the earliest of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, given the undivided back, and Clifton's role as one of the earliest all-India postcard publishers. It is probably from a 19th century albumen print.
This card was sent
The gun in front of Lahore Museum that was made famous in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim which begins "He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Aijab Ghar–the Wonder House, as the natives
A humorous postcard from British Indian army's Waziristan, North West Frontier Province 1919-20 campaign.
Lloyd Barrage is now called the Sukkur Barrage
Lloyd Barrage was opened 1932 in Sind province on the lower Indus River area. It was the largest irrigation project ever undertaken, and brought over 6 million acres under cultivation.
Mayo College in Ajmer, Rajasthan, which bills itself as the best boys boarding school in India, was founded in 1875 by the the 6th Earl of Mayo who was also the Viceroy of India from 1869 until 1872, when he was assassinated by a convict on the
Some places during the Raj were photographer much less than others - one things of Assam (besides missionary cards), the whole of East Bengal (now Bangladesh), cities like Shikarpur and Abbottabad, of which this is a rare card.
The original image this postcard is based on was very popular and shows General Lockhardt on June 4, 1897 in the Arhanga Pass above Swat Valley in the then North West Frontier Province (NWFP, now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). It commemorated a British victory
This striking image was also published in a 1924 issue of National Geographic magazine. Shikarpur is an ancient ancient trading city; its merchants have traded for centuries with different areas of Central Asia, Afghanistan and Iran.