27 September 2010

Old postcards

There's a website I love: ImagesOfAsia.com. It features an eclectic and fascinating collection of old postcards from all over Asia, including over a thousand images of India. These are mostly paintings and lithographs or photographs in colour, black and white, and a few in sepia.

Many of these images are over 100 years old: there are street scenes and city scapes and portraits which offer glimpses into another time. I have often featured images from this collection in my blog posts.

I like the black & whites and especially the portraits. Here are a few I've selected:

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