This most interesting thing in this composite street scene is the way it brings the many forces of colonialism into view. In the distant background is Karachi's mammoth St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Lala Lajpat Rai (1865–1928) Lahore by Brij Basi & Sons shows a Punjabi lawyer whose death a few weeks after an attack by a British constable on September 30, 1928 enraged a large swathe of the Indian public; he was subsequently a popular postcard
The very popular Jehangir Kothari Parade and Lady Lloyd Pier on the Clifton Beach in Karachi.
This major Karachi landmark was a gift by eminent Karachi citizen Jehangir Kothari to the city.
A remarkable postcard taken within a crowd; this one directly captures the growing religious tension between Hindus and Muslims in pre-partition Karachi.
Few Karachiites today would believe that a very popular early postcard of the city showed the Alligators at Mughar Pier, Karachi.
Buchwa Jan must have been one of the leading singers or dancers in Karachi to have warranted a named postcard.
Johnny Stores - run by a man named Janki Das - was one of Karachi's most prominent postcard publishers from the 1920s through 1940s.
This postcard shows some of the team that constructed the Khojak Tunnel in Balochistan, one of the great feats of 19th century engineering in the subcontinent. Almost 2.5 miles in length, numerous European engineers helped in its construction.
This annual festival in honor of Lord Shiva's marriage to Parvati Devi is still celebrated by the Hindu community in Clifton, near the beach in Karachi.