(Below: Text from the back of these two picture cards)
An extensive empire of the British Crown, consisting of the Great South Peninsula of Southern Asia and a narrow strip along the East side of the Bay of Bengal. It is bounded north by the Himalaya Mountains, West by a mountain range, East by parallel offshoots from the opposite extremity of the Himalayas, and on the other site by the Indian Ocean. The surface of the country is extremely diversified. It has the highest mountain peak (Mt. Everest) in the world, the Ganges river – wonderful for its annual inundations of the immense gangetic plain. There is great diversity of race and language; In Upper India, the inhabitants are of the Indo-European stock, with a language allied in the roots to the Sanscrit. The religions are Mohammedanism and Brahmanism. The aboriginal races have no literature.
The governing races are of Arabic, Brahmanical and Persian stock. Under British rule India is making rapid strides in modern civilization. Our picture represents the Singer Manufacturing Company’s native employees in their usual costume. The Singer Sewing Machine has been a factor in helping the people of India towards a better civilization for nearly twenty years, and thousands of them are in use.