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"Tamil bride, Ceylon". Early 20th Century. #SriLanka
Ad for "India and Ceylon Tea": "Dainty maids pick the tender, budding leaves..." 1910 .
Tea picker of Indian origin. Central highlands of Sri Lanka, 1942.
And a final tweet on #Jaffna for now. 1911 postcard of Jaffna lady.
Cement factory at Kankesanthurai, Sri Lanka, 1951. Historic picture.
Fascinating. The catching of horses in Jafnapatnam #Jaffna Copper engraving by Philip Baldaeus, 1672.
India-U.S. relations 1940's/ WWII style; two Indian policemen with a group of U.S. servicemen (Kodak ad)
Orientalism.The exotic East seen through Western eyes. Hermes scarf: "Splendeur des Maharajas" by Catherine Baschet.
Cecil Beaton photograph from 1948. Prince Azam Jah of Berar and his Turkish princess wife. @IndiaHistorypic
Barge of the Maharaja of #Kashmir on the Jhelum at Srinagar. Picture from 1938. @IndiaHistorypic
Kabul attack: 'She always wanted to board a defence plane'
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The Ganga at Monghyr. Thomas Daniell, 1791 What have we done today to this beautiful river? #ganganonline
And, three India posters from the early-to-mid twentieth century.
Popular art from our freedom struggle is truly fascinating. See the cover of this book.
Indian freedom struggle. Nationalist poster from the 1940's.
Air India poster from the 1950s in the days when we advertised Shikar. Unthinkable today, and rightly so.
Government family planning poster from Delhi, 1966.
And my last post from Lucknow for today. A photograph of Umrao Jaan, Lucknow, by Mushkoorudawlah, 1870
Sketches of the deposed Nawab of Oudh and his Begum (1857, Illustrated London News) Note text.
1857. Lucknow. View from the Goomtee (as spelt then).
Beautiful glimpse of Lucknow from the Martiniere, 19th century (Illustrated London News)
An 1857 picture of a Naik in the British Indian army. Listed as "Khoosyal Doobe Suwarrea Brahmin of Rampur"
Extraordinary silver bowl from Lucknow, 19th century. Shows the skilled work of our craftsmen.
Nana Saheb in Lucknow during the 1857 Uprising (First War of Indian Independence). British lithograph, 19th century.