An uncommon shot of Peshawar, showing the density of habitation. In the far left is the Mahabat Khan mosque, built in the 1860s.
From today's perspective, an unusual subject given the lack of beauty, architectural significance or human type that grace most early postcards.
Women are often shown as dancers, rarely this elderly as beggars on postcards. This photograph was likely taken in a studio, with the woman sitting on a stone which might be covered with animal skins.
A rare visit by the Prince of Wales to the edges of Empire; note the car in the foreground and mid-ground. Edward VIII later gained notoriety for abdicating in 1936 after choosing to marry a divorced America woman, Wallis Simpson.
A postcard probably taken during the 3rd Afghan War in 1919 on the border between British India and Afghanistan; the battery was not far from camp shown in the background.
A nicely composed contrast between the men in the foreground, and the sprawling Mughal-era fort in the background.
[Verso, hand written] On the road between Peshawar and Rawal Pindi [end]
A nicely composed view of one of the most popular postcards from what was British India's Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP), now known as Khyper Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). Note how the camels flow into the sign and the camel driver is fully visible leading
"Hindustani girls" was used to refer to women from "Hindustan," or the broad belt across northern India east of Punjab known as U.P., then "United Provinces" and now "Uttar Pradesh." It would have been a term appropriate to a Peshawar based