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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tamil "Administrator" & Tamil "Coolies "
This postcard was printed during the FMS 1895 to 1946, according to wikipedia source. This postcard portrays the Penang Tamil, Malay administrator and Tamil Coolies. If we look closely, it shows their life and culture (attire) and even it is even can be seen on their jewellery. This Tamil administrator was called as "KANGGANI" in that era.
This postcard also addressed to the Tamil people not only as coolies but also as a administrators to certain traders.
There is no information about the place it was printed. This is one of the rarest postcard collection!!!