A particularly striking view of a colonial bungalow in northern India. Meerut was home to a major army garrison and cantonment during the Raj and in modern times. This card was in an embossed postcard frame. All attempts are decoding R.A.T.A.R.F.A.
Founded in 1847 by Sir Henry Lawrence, what is now the Lawrence School is a prestigious boarding school that serves much of the country's elite and the middle-class aspiring to join that elite.
Darjeeling, located in the lower range of the Himalaya, is often called the "Queen of the Hills." Its Sunday market, when villagers and merchants from the neighbouring villages and towns come to offer their wares, was a very popular postcard subject
Yerwada Jail was one of the most famous in India. Convicted prisoners in Indian jails are often given different tasks while they serve their sentence like preparing meals for the inmates, doing laundry and making cane chairs.
D. A. Ahuja, a Rangoon [Yangon] Burma-based Punjabi photographer and publisher whose images covered major locations in India as well.
The Chitra Shala Press in Pune was one of the first and most prominent 19th century printers in India, and an early pioneer of lithographic printing in the subcontinent, known for their wall-size prints of Hindu religious scenes, playing cards and
Women of Kashmir pounded grain to remove hard shells and grind it into flour using long wooden poles; those who lived in small boats moored along the banks of rivers sat at the prows while pounding grain.
This postcard appeared in connection with the publication The Armies of India by Col. A.C. Lovett and Major C.F. MacMunn (1911). Lovett served as illustrator, A. & C.
Kulri Bazaar, Mussoorie almost feels painterly in its alternating pattern light and soft dark fabrics. In the center, his back turned to us, but with no apparent import, is a British man wearing an infamous solar topee, the sartorial logo of the Raj.