Every city had its female dancers, or "nautch women" and they were often showed with the musicians who played, assisted and sometimes protected and managed them as well.
Contemporary accounts of how Hamid Kalkani died are unclear. Nadir Khan is said to have chased him to his village in October 1929 where he was stoned to death by residents which this postcard may show.
This postcard shows the so-called "Bandit King" of Afghanistan, Habibullah Kalkani – "Bachha Sakoo," the son of a water-carrier – who led a successful revolt against King Amanullah of Afghanistan in January 1929. He ruled briefly until the British
Nedous Hotel was established on the Mall in 1880 by Michael Adams Nedou, apparently from Dubrovnik, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A grand hotel, it would have held many secrets of old Lahore.
What is most remarkable about this postcard is that it shows local inhabitants on a mountain road between the hillstations of Dungagali and Nathiagali, now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (former NWFP) near Murree in northern Punjab, of what is now Pakistan.
The border signboard at Torkham at the end of the Khyber Pass in what was then Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) read: "FRONTIER OF INDIA TRAVELLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PASS THIS NOTICE BOARD UNLESS THEY HAVE
This unusual collage was put together from photographs taken over the years by William Dacia Holmes, who ran Holmes studio from 1889 until his death in 1923, and his son William Randolph Holmes who tool over until the studio closed in Peshawar in
The original image this postcard is based on was very popular and shows General Lockhardt on June 4, 1897 in the Arhanga Pass above Swat Valley in the then North West Frontier Province (NWFP, now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). It commemorated a British victory