Bombay Museum World Cruise Advertisement Postcard, 1931

This is an interesting advertisement postcard of the World Cruise ship, that shows a Bombay Museum. The museum pictured is the famous Prince of Wales Museum in Bombay, now Mumbai. This seems to be an advertisement postcard brought out by the Hamburg-American Line. The back of the card has a textual letter, posted to one Mr. Robert B. Belknap, in Boston, USA, (see image). These may have been mailed to a considerable number of people as promotional advertisements. The date marked is Feb 10, 1931.

It mentions that the Hamburg-American Line cruise ship the Resolute had arrived in time at Bombay… It also mentions the sightseeing visit by automobile to Agra and the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Delhi, Baneres, and Calcutta. Returning to Bombay thence to an excursion to the Elephanta Caves (See the image for the full text of the letter). Inland travel was not only by automobile but also by steam train. Due to its mass appeal and reach, postcard advertising was very effective and essential. That was chiefly applied from the end of the 19th century until the use of the digital era began. The advertisements were notably like the Instagrams of today. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – the Prince of Wales Museum was used as a hospital in WWI, known as the Lady Hardinge Hospital

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#15)., Europeans In Horse Carriage Lalbagh Bangalore, 1898., View Of Bangalore From St Andrew’s Church 1890., Maharaja Of Travancore’s Elephants & Sunbeam Car.  

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.