Sepia cards were printed in a brown colour instead of black inks on halftone, collotype and real photo postcards. They went in and out of fashion from 1900 through the 1940s.
[Original caption] A Potter, Northern India. Fostered by "caste," the native craftsman remains, contentedly, throughout his life in that sphere of industry into which he was born.
[Original caption] Delhi Gate Fort. The gateway is of red sandstone. The walls are 70 feet high and one mile and a half long. The Europeans and their followers took refuge in the Fort during the Mutiny. [end]
Among the very first Tuck's postcards of
[Original caption] General Post Office - Here is to be found a very fine building and an immense amount of business is transacted here. [end]
Opened in 1913, with a central dome modelled after the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, this remains one of the iconic
[Original caption] View from the Cart Road. Simla is in the mountainous region of the Punjab, on the southern slopes of the Himalayas. The town is beautifully laid out and the scenery is magnificent. [end]
Note the boy carrying wood in the foreground
[Original caption] Sikh Native Officers. The Sikhs are a native race of religious origin inhabiting the Punjab.
Published for the Scottish Mission Industries, Pune, this card is a reminder that many Tuck India cards were sponsored by local retailers.
[Original caption] Indian Workers in Silver and Gold. Unaided by mechanical invention, the handwork of these craftsmen is as near perfection as is possible.