If I could impose upon someone who might be able help identify something for me, I would sincerely appreciate it.
In a collection of travel items of my great aunts' and uncles' from the 1940's and 50's, I've run across one thing in particular that has me stumped, and even Google cannot help me decipher its meaning.
There is a silver and black printed card, the size of a modern-day postcard that has a wall hanger attached to the back and two holes punched into the opposite end. It has the scene of a mountain, and a train crossing a bridge, underneath which a steamship is moored at port with a crane loading or unloading cargo, and a sailboat passing by it. Behind the ship there's a truck appearing to begin to ascend a road up the mountain behind a horse-drawn cart that's further up the road.
In the skies above the mountain peak there is a propeller biplane with the registration VT-AHB and some indistinguishable airline markings, and the words WHY NOT FLY with an arrow pointing towards the plane. The engines appear to be attached to the top of the bottom wing.
At the bottom of the card it says: Season's Greetings 1939-1940 Juhu, Bombay, From R.K. Ghosh.
Does anyone know what this plane and airline might have been, and was Juhu a neighborhood of Bombay? I've also found references to it being a beach. Maybe where Bombay's airport was located at the time?
It was resting in a box underneath a green paperback book entitled "A Pocket Guide of Delhi (with map)", compiled by C. M. Mehra, 8th edition, 1939, that is 110 pages.
I'm assuming these were souvenirs from one of my great aunt and uncle's first trips to India prior to WW2. I don't know who R.K. Ghosh is, but may have been a friend or business contact, as my great uncle was a section editor for the San Francisco Chronicle at that time.
I've also found the records of a 20-day tour of Mexico from San Francisco for a tour and cruise where another great aunt and uncle flew Pan American to Mexico City and back, with the itinerary all hand-typed on parchment paper from the summer of 1948. I might type it for a historical trip report if anyone thinks it might be an interesting read.
Thanks in advance for any help you could provide.