[Original caption] General Post Office, Lahore. Lahore is the capital of the Punjab Province of India. Its origin is legendary and uncertain, but it is referred to by a Chinese pilgrim in the 7th century.
The GPO in Bombay was already the largest post office in India when this card was produced in 1899, with tens of millions of postcards passing through in a city of less than a million.
Sandeman Memorial Hall in the background was built expressly to bring together Balochistan's various tribal leaders to negotiate and settle disputes between themselves and the British Indian government.
Nedous Hotel was established on the Mall in 1880 by Michael Adams Nedou, apparently from Dubrovnik, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A grand hotel, it would have held many secrets of old Lahore.
The Residency is where the British representative to the Maharajah of Kashmir's court lived. Srinagar lies on both banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River.
[Original caption] Punjab Club, Lahore. There aremany fine buildings in the modern part of the City of Lahore, while the picturesque old town with its balconies, projecting oriel windows, and irregular buildings will delight the artist.
Tea was one of those commodities that benefitted from the marketing that came with postcards, going back to the late 1890s.
Multan, although a large city and railway junction in southern Punjab, does not appear frequently on postcards.
The Residency, called "one of the prettiest official residencies in India" by the Imperial Gazetteer of India (1908) was where the British Chief Commissioner of British Baluchistan lived.