A postcard by the high-quality publisher A.C. Black and Co., Soho Square, London that was used to market their book The Armies of India by Col. A.C. Lovett and Major C.F. MacMunn (1911). The 33rd Punjabis go back to 1857 as the Allahabad Levy and
According to the Indian census of 2001, 74% of the population of India lived in 638,365 different villages.
[Original caption] An Ayah - The term ayah may be applied both to nurses for children and for ladies maids.
A nicely framed view of the 1911 Durbar, with an Impressionist's blend of hats and heads, the first and only which a British monarch George V attended and was honored under an Oriental pavilion. It was the high noon of postcards too.
A postcard by what was probably an amateur artist, Miss L. Barne, in Madras who self-published the card as a series of six cards. [Verso] "To be obtained from Miss Barne, St. Ebbas, Madras, and from Miss Farnell, 56, Manchester Square, W. I."
An unusual vertical postcard, with the boat spilling out of the near frame, and an active centered boatman. An unknown owner wrote in pen on the back: "Note the shape of the paddle.
Jaipur’s relationship to the heavens had many facets, from the laying of the main avenue on an East–West axis between “the gates of the sun and moon,” to Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh’s personal fascination with astronomy.
The India docks in the German port city of Hamburg, from where an increasing amount of goods, even postcards, were flowing back and forth at the turn of the century.
A view of the canal in Srinagar, the summer capital of the Maharajah-ruled state of Jammu and Kashmir during the Raj. This view of a house jutting over the canal was popular among photographers and postcard printers.