Deccan Post Office Hyderabad State – Old Postcard 1900

This is an old 1900 postcard of the Deccan Post Office in then Hyderabad State (Nizams). Hyderabad became the capital of the Nizam’s territory in 1799. And Secunderabad developed as a large military cantonment by the early 1900s. Around 5 km from Secunderabad was Trimulgherry (Tirumalagiri) a camp built by the British.

It was a refuge for all the Europeans in the event of any adverse developments, a precaution taken post 1857 sepoy rebellion. With the introduction of the Nizam’s State Railway in 1880 Europeans traveled freely in the entire region of southern India. The Nizam’s princely state was well managed in transportation, employment, banking, postal, and so on.

The factories in Hyderbad, Madras Presidency, Travancore, and so on, were mostly under the control of the East India Company. The excellent railway and postal network system kept the factories in robust health. Here you will see men plying a boat transporting postal articles. The boat and the men’s attire pictured seem to be more customary to the region of Travancore than that of the Deccan. Click on the photo for better view

Read also Stamps of India: The Nizam’s Post. See post Charminar & Street Scene Hyderabad – Old Postcard 1905.

Did you know- the Penny Black is the world’s first postage stamp issued in 1840. 

From the collection- 1971 Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative First Day Cover., Flood Scene In 19th Century Mumbai – Old Print 1868., Imperial Procession Delhi Durbar – Old Photo., Fort St George In Madras – Antique Map / Plan 1782

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