Feb 8 2015
Yes, it’s another postcard, but what an amazing tinting job the artist did on this one! The colours are deeper and richer than the usual kind that look like delicate washes. This has a presence I do not normally find in old view cards. It is possibly from about 1920 – hard to tell exactly. Also, I’m thinking this one might not have been painted according to a written list of what shade went where. But I absolutely love the sarees, blouses and scarves the Indian girls and women are wearing. The British postcard title said “doctor” so maybe one of the Anglo ladies is a doctor rather than a nurse or assistant. Even the setting is quite beautiful, including the obviously placid white cow at the right.