Aerial View of India’s Parliament, 1930 Postcard

Aerial View of India's Parliament, 1930 Postcard

This is an old 1930 postcard showing the aerial view of the Indian Parliament Building. Designed by Edwin Lutyens and Henry Baker and supposedly inspired by the design of a Hindu Temple. Read more- Temples which inspired design of Indian Parliament. See also my post- Vintage Photo Delhi New Parliament Building. 

Extract- “It was the architects Edward Lutyens and Herbert Baker who designed the Parliament building. Both also had designed and planned the city of New Delhi, which was inaugurated in 1931. The Parliament Building formerly called The House of Parliament took six years to complete construction. There are three chambers in the Parliament building. These are the Council of State (Rajya Sabha),

Legislative Assembly (Lok Sabha), & Chamber of Princes (now a library)…” See many of my posts based on India’s parliament New Delhi- Aerial View of Parliament New Delhi – Old Print 1946., Inauguration Of New Parliament Building Delhi-Old Photo 1929. More posts on Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi will be added.

Did you know- the official transfer of power from Britain to India took place in the Central Hall of the Parliament on 14-15th August (midnight) in 1947.

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Lovers (#5).,  Vintage Photo Canoe Aids Army In India 1944.,  Vintage Postcard Parliament House New Delhi., Street Scene In Bombay – Old Print 1873., Mumbai Suburban Line Electrifies – Old Print 1926.