Seated on a horse, this Jaipur Sardar wears a traditional dress and looks very bored indeed.
[Original caption] The Chowk and Howa Mahal. This is a picturesque and animated scene. The inhabitants of Jeypore are a busy people, and their bazaars are generally crowded.
Jaipur’s relationship to the heavens had many facets, from the laying of the main avenue on an East–West axis between “the gates of the sun and moon,” to Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh’s personal fascination with astronomy.
[Original German] Maedchen Schule in Jeypore [end]
This image was made by the Austrian landscape painter Josef Hoffman who toured India and Persia in the 1890s.
A postcard like this was the result of a careful and perhaps exhausting pose by the dancers. Note the man holding up the backdrop, which probably covered a studio wall or other scene.
This postcard by the Jaipur-based firm Gobindram Oodeyram shows a little boy with the teat of a goat somewhat crudely photoshopped into his mouth (probably two superimposed images). To a European buying the postcard in colonial times, it would seem
Burial monument of the 17th century Rajput rule, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (1688-1743) who built the state of Rajputana into a formidable independent kingdom, founded the planned city of Jaipur and founded major astronomical observatories both there