Some of the most beautiful and rarest early postcards of India are hand-painted, often with penciled titles and the simply printed word "post card" on the back.
An unusual artist-signed postcard of All Saints Church in Coonoor, established in 1854. Very finely done, it is among the limited examples British amateur artist trying their hand at something often self-published on a postcard.
This image by the Indian painter M.V. Dhurandhar celebrates the rise of a new type of worker in early Mumbai - the peon who worked for a business owner or manager and would ultimately gather some authority by controlling access to his boss.
An extremely unusual World War I Merry Christmas card sent from the British-Indian Prisoner of War camp in Ahmednagar on Nov. 19, 1919 by H. Pome 161 to Miss M. Pome in Steiermark, Austria.
One of those postcards which remind you what an exceptional artist M.V. Dhurandhar was. In the midst of a harvest, with giant sheaves of the crop as if pulled apart like curtains, stands a woman in red with sickle in hand.
[Verso Original handwritten caption] After an argument with the sails of a sampan. [end]
An unusual real photo postcard of the Fairey IIID, an early 1920s British seaplane that "was popular with aircrew but they were difficult to maintain and when
This postcard shows a nanny with a pram on the “Queen’s necklace” of Malabar beach in Bombay. The artist Dhurandhar and other fellow J.J.
This card is from a series of 6 postcards by the unknown painter E.E. probably self-published around 1910. It is of unusual size, and came in a nice envelope with the imprinted title Six Artistic Views of Kashmir. Many British residents had some
Lynne Withey writes in Grand Tours and Cooks Tours (London, 1998), about the growth of the Western tourist trade in the 1890s, that "apart from a few first-class establishments in major cities, most hotels were barely acceptable by Western standards.