[Original caption translated] "Indian vehicle harnessed with 2 mules used for refueling [end]. One of many French postcards celebrating Indian troops who fought on the Allied side in World War I. Note the snow on the ground.
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India House in London, with "1931" pencilled in on the back, so made soon after the building was inaugurated in July 1930. Now the High Commission for India, it was consciously planned in the 1920s as a way for the Indian Government, though still
It is to Bremner's credit that he managed to capture some of the most fleeting figures on camera, even if in rich, "picturesque" surroundings like this one where their presence added context and measure to images (and the trade that flowed through
Most likely a dancer given her anklets, Goa, as a Portuguese Colony, was not well-represented in British Indian postcards.
"RAJA, RAJAH , s. Skt. rājā, 'king.' The word is still used in this sense, but titles have a tendency to degenerate, and this one is applied to many humbler dignitaries, petty chiefs, or large Zemindars.
This may be the very cottage where Bremner had an indelible experience. He writes in his autobiography “I never spent such a night. The melting snow was trickling on to the bed through apertures in the ceiling.
Postcards were an important advertising tool for hotels from the mid-1890s, when Alpine hotels in Austria, Germany and Switzerland helped to popularize the medium.