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"Tamil bride, Ceylon". Early 20th Century. #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/AG4btMThmQ
Ad for "India and Ceylon Tea": "Dainty maids pick the tender, budding leaves..." 1910 . pic.twitter.com/WezRglyLaD
Tea picker of Indian origin. Central highlands of Sri Lanka, 1942. pic.twitter.com/acg60d9Jgn
And a final tweet on #Jaffna for now. 1911 postcard of Jaffna lady. pic.twitter.com/d3BZIzknYu
Cement factory at Kankesanthurai, Sri Lanka, 1951. Historic picture. pic.twitter.com/jNZHoHTamt
Fascinating. The catching of horses in Jafnapatnam #Jaffna Copper engraving by Philip Baldaeus, 1672. pic.twitter.com/fmaGoaIq1a
India-U.S. relations 1940's/ WWII style; two Indian policemen with a group of U.S. servicemen (Kodak ad) pic.twitter.com/AYC5tFV182
Orientalism.The exotic East seen through Western eyes. Hermes scarf: "Splendeur des Maharajas" by Catherine Baschet. pic.twitter.com/u3QVe6qTso
Cecil Beaton photograph from 1948. Prince Azam Jah of Berar and his Turkish princess wife. @IndiaHistorypic pic.twitter.com/pbw9HaNRP5
Barge of the Maharaja of #Kashmir on the Jhelum at Srinagar. Picture from 1938. @IndiaHistorypic pic.twitter.com/F0u8SDVBgV
Kabul attack: 'She always wanted to board a defence plane' goo.gl/TxBqGL pic.twitter.com/soAtDru0co
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The Ganga at Monghyr. Thomas Daniell, 1791 What have we done today to this beautiful river? #ganganonline pic.twitter.com/OP8PEUdSkJ
And, three India posters from the early-to-mid twentieth century. pic.twitter.com/cXO9AjlJgN
Popular art from our freedom struggle is truly fascinating. See the cover of this book. pic.twitter.com/9OwCnfpvz0
Indian freedom struggle. Nationalist poster from the 1940's. pic.twitter.com/erI4aEQVt6
Air India poster from the 1950s in the days when we advertised Shikar. Unthinkable today, and rightly so. pic.twitter.com/5H5yj6lftD
Government family planning poster from Delhi, 1966. pic.twitter.com/6yR09IU58t
And my last post from Lucknow for today. A photograph of Umrao Jaan, Lucknow, by Mushkoorudawlah, 1870 pic.twitter.com/aJ4a2Y8qDd
Sketches of the deposed Nawab of Oudh and his Begum (1857, Illustrated London News) Note text. pic.twitter.com/ubLrfqqI6T
1857. Lucknow. View from the Goomtee (as spelt then). pic.twitter.com/HjbaStxQEc
Beautiful glimpse of Lucknow from the Martiniere, 19th century (Illustrated London News) pic.twitter.com/Ky9IUJfg1f
An 1857 picture of a Naik in the British Indian army. Listed as "Khoosyal Doobe Suwarrea Brahmin of Rampur" pic.twitter.com/AATuweYZ9H
Extraordinary silver bowl from Lucknow, 19th century. Shows the skilled work of our craftsmen. pic.twitter.com/9PdMesvPuv
Nana Saheb in Lucknow during the 1857 Uprising (First War of Indian Independence). British lithograph, 19th century. pic.twitter.com/OioqVJleLB