British India Era Shipping Advertisement Postcard 1930s

An old 1930s British India era shipping advertisement postcard. This is a copy of an old 1930s postcard. What interested me is the unusual interface of an elephant as the map of British India. Marked with the four principal cities in British India era- Karachi, Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta.

Karachi was at that time part of undivided India. Ellerman’s City & Hall Lines was a UK based company that was into cargo and passenger shipping. Starting in the late 1800s it gradually progressed into a major shipping company by acquiring smaller firms. But business seems to have started tapering by the middle of the 20th century.  The company was eventually sold off in 2004. Click on the photo for better view.

Read more Ellerman Lines. See post The Tatschali Line In Bombay – Old Advertising Postcard 1899. 

Did you know- the British Government in the First World War authorized Ellerman’s a major of their fleet for the use as troop ships, ammunition carriers, and merchant cruisers to increase the services of the British Royal Navy.

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Saraswati” Oleograph., Britishers On Tour of Cochin Backwaters – Old Photo 1895., Queen Mary At The Taj Mahal, Old Print 1911., Rare Nilgiri Mountain Railway Steam Locomotive Blueprint

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