Dancers were not named frequently named; unusual too is the purple and white hand-tinting.
Postmarked May 16, 1906 in Conoor and addressed to H.E. Preisner Esqr., Gottville [sp?], Siskiyou County, California. "Dear Papa, This is a view of the little town we are staying at for a month, we live further up the mountains it is a grand place.
A hand painted postcard of a favorite sport for Indian Maharajahs, British colonial officials and well-heeled tourists.
This real photo postcard has a "Copyright, Made in Germany" imprint on the back, which was likely printed in India on German postcard-size paper. The watercolor and glitter treatment could also have been done in-house.
Possibly a dancer in a nicely hand-tinted postcard; note the red tip of the plant pointing to the lady.
There are very few Dutch postcards, let alone early ones, of India, but this is a splendid exception.
The Times of India building is opposite Victoria Terminus in the heart of Mumbai. The Times of India (TOI), owned by the Indian firm Bennett, Coleman & Co.
A slightly mysterious postcard of a gymkhana, a facility invented by colonial residents as a place to play sports starting the 1860s, and slowly planted across cities and cantonments across the subcontinent.