A fine example of hand-tinting and documentation on a postcard. Note how the barber's entire work kit is proudly displayed at the bottom of the image, all of which fits into a leather satchel.
An unusual card from The Ravi Varma Press which shows two women walking among a crowd in a makeshift bazaar, part of a set of similar cards.
[Original caption] Lahore Gate. To reach the ancient stronghold of the Mughal emperors, you pass under the great Lahore Gate. Its massiveness lightened by domes and arches, gilt and marble on top of it.
[Original caption] Where the Faithful of Islam meet. There are more than 60 millions of Mohammedans in India subdivided into many classes, The verandah from which the muezzin calls to the faithful at the house of prayer is conspicuous in the picture.
Postmarked Oct. 7, 1908, Birmingham and sent to Miss Jeffreys, 1, Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames [UK]: "Monday. Dear Auntie, Have you been to the Exhibition yet we have and it is Grand.
A moneylender strutting through the public square, carrying the ominous red books he uses to chase debtors through the courts, the vibrant city his backdrop.
[Original caption] Indian fruit is varied and luscious. Among the most popular are melons, guavas, bananas and mangoes. These, and others, are readily bought, and the fruit stall is a flourishing institution in every Indian bazaar. [end]
[Original caption] The Moti Musjid. The Moti Musjid or Pearl Mosque, designed by the Moghal Emperor, Shah Jehan, 1625-58, glistens as the sun gleams on the dazzling white marble.