The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Simla in the 1920s

on January 7, 2013

SimlaThis fabulous vintage card comes from my mum in back in England but shows Simla in India back in the 1920s. My mum tells me that my great-grandfather would have bought this card when he was stationed in India. During the very hot summer weather, his family used to decamp to the cooler Simla hills which was apparently very fashionable with the British then. In fact, my grandmother was born in Quetta which was then a part of India and would have been taken to Simla as a young child as her mother loved it there. Such a sweet card! And I love its history!

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