The Tatschali Line In Bombay – Old Advertising Postcard 1899
This is an old rare 1899 advertising postcard “The Tatschali Line In Bombay”. An 1899 lithograph postcard reproduced from the painting on Bombay’s native quarter of the 1890s. The painting is thought to be done by the Austrian painter Josef Hoffman when he came to India on a tour around the 1890s.
I’m not sure what exactly is the advertisement about. But most likely a shipping agency or an ocean liner. Due to its mass appeal and reach postcard advertising was common from the end of the 19th century. These were the Instagrams of today.
Before the arrival of airplanes, steam-powered liners and ships were the only lifelines for both passengers and goods across the seas. It was the transportation network of the British Empire for its countries in the remotest corners of the earth.
It ensured the reliability of the constant flow of people and goods around the world. There were sophisticated ocean liners one of them was the RMS Viceroy of India, SS Resolute, etc. But the onset of air travel reduced the need for the slow travel of shipping liners greatly.
Read about RMS Viceroy of India. See my post- Railway Life Train Journey Across India – Old Photo 1929.
Did you know- The British East India Company started the first post office in India in c1764
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