Southern Asia Postcard Collection

 

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Tombs Inside Taj Mahal, Agra. The tomb of the Queen is inscribed in Persian with texts from the Koran and the 99 names of God. The tomb of the King in the background is inlaid with flowers only.

Physical Description

One color postcard with a divided back. The postcard was published by Priya Lall & Sons in Agra, India.

Condition

Used

Postmark Date

1963-07-23

Sender

Gary Edgers [Agra, India]

Recipient

Mother Mariella Bremner [San Diego, California]

Excerpt from Message

Bombay July 23, 1963 Dear Mother, We saw the Taj Ma-hal a few days ago and it was worth the whole trip just to see such a beautiful thing. We messed the moon- light view as there was no moon. India is the most fascinating country we have been too. I could stay longer, though it is very hot. The poverty! Disease + living conditions are un-believable. The people who live in New Delhi are better off than the others, I believe Bamaras and the ghats was fascin-ating.

Language of Message

English

Language of Postcard

English

Location

Asia–India–Uttar Pradesh State–Āgra

Publisher

Priya Lall & Sons

Publisher Series

9

Date Issued

1908-

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

Southern Asian Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Collection Number

India-08

Date Digitized

2014-04-03

Image Format

Image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

P:\Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\Asia\India-08A

Image File Size

285 KB

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

Agra (India), Taj Mahal (Agra, India), Tombs & sepulchral monuments, Historic sites

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