British Flag Flying Over Viceroy’s House Delhi, 1931 Photo

British Flag Flying Over Viceroy's House Delhi,1931 Photo

A rare sight of the British Flag flying over the Viceroy’s House in Delhi shown in this old photo of 1931. Variously known in the past as the Viceroy’s House, Viceregal Lodge, and Government House. But better known now as the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The British Union Jack Flag appears to be flying regally.

Placed atop the dome of the Viceroy’s House in New Delhi in 1931. The most imposing edifice in New Delhi was this Viceroy’s sprawling residence. Spread out over an area of 5 acres in a 330-acre property. Delhi was declared the new capital of India in the durbar of 1911.

Announced by King George V, it was made up of a cluster of villages with virgin land. The design of the capital and its multitude of buildings. Would be awarded to two architects Edwin Lutyens and Henry Baker. In 1911, King George V laid the foundation stone for the new capital. By 1931, New Delhi with its multitude of buildings was completed. Thus this 1931 photo shows the central dome with the British flag of a spanking new Viceroy’s House. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – the central dome is twice the height of the building.

From the collection – Drawing Hiding The Taj Mahal WW2., New Market British Era Kolkata, Old Postcard 1916., View From The Madras Pier – Old Print 1880., Princely State of Cochin And Harbour – Old Map 1833.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.

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S & G