[Original caption] Johari bazaar. The Johari bazaar is one of the most important thoroughfares in Jeypore, and a great market for all sorts of merchandise.
Some of the most interesting postcards are bazaar and storefront scenes, which can be staged or candid, but always seem to contain a wealth of information about life a century or more ago.
Not many snake charmers make it into a photographer's studio, but here the soft floral backdrop and line of the flute reinforces the sense of the cobras emerging gracefully from their basket.
[Original caption] Zenana Carriage, Jeypore. This picture of the quaint and thoroughly Oriental-looking vehicle was taken in a street of Jeypore, the capital of the state of that name in Rajputana.
Compare this to an earlier color postcard of the Albert Museum by the same firm from the same image, made when color printing of postcards from photographs was much less sophisticated, at least on a level where costs were low enough for mass consumer
A very early postcard of Jaipur, made from an albumen print, title and photographer visible in white where it was inscribed onto the albumen negative. The color was applied through hand-tinting. Compare to a colorized postcard of the same image made