A very early postcard printed in India (postmarked Dec. 1902 in one instance) by the lithographer W. Cooper. The chance discovery of another photographic postcard shows how a scene like this was composed.
W. Cooper was a little-known lithographer and printer who worked in Mumbai around the turn of the century and seems to have used photographs as the basis for his early lithographic postcards.
An early lithographic card by the elusive Bombay lithographer and publisher W. Cooper. Like some of this other cards, it seems to have originated in a photograph also published as a postcard by The Phototype Co.