Actually above Mir Alam Tank, Hyderabad. An unusual postcard, not only because it is a late lithographic one, but also because the focus is on the rocks, lake and vegetation, the boat and tiny figure standing in the foreground.
The Urdu text and number suggests that this postcard was made from what was originally a carte-des-visite. Joachim Bautze in his essay Umrao Jan Ada: Her carte-de-visite describes how this form of identification on images was a common practice among
Hotel Cecil was one of the most famous European-owned hotels in Delhi and stood on an 11 acre park in Rajniwas Marg in Delhi's Civil Lines area. There were more than hundred rooms, a swimming pool and lush green lawns.
A striking distinctive portrait, nicely silhouetted at the bottom, with the richness of the collotype making her seem photographic.
Most likely a dancer given her anklets, Goa, as a Portuguese Colony, was not well-represented in British Indian postcards.
Initialed "MD" in the right corner, Dhurandhar deftly captures early Bombay life. The labourer on the cart nearly falls backwards as he pulls the box up. A pretty tree separates the bullocks from the cart.
A curious postcard, referring to a home or gardens or hotel owned by one Ram Charan Das, described as "a banker, and Honorary Magistrate of Allahabad.
Like the backs of many Dhurandhar cards, this one bears the blind stamp and price ["A.H.W. Rs. 0-1-0," e.g. 1 anna] of A.H. Wheeler & Co., at 47 Hornby Road, the bookstall chain and contractor for advertising on Indian Railways.