British India Viceroy At Alwar Palace – Old Photo 1906
This is an old 1906 photograph of the British Indian Viceroy Lord Minto at Alwar Palace. The Viceroy pays a visit to the Alwar Palace in an open horse carriage. Seen here at the beautiful edifice of the palace of Alwar. Presumably, the ruling Maharaja was Jai Singh Prabhakar who ruled from 1892 to 1937. He had an extravagant lifestyle, spending treasury money on hunting and buying luxurious cars. One infamous incident is of his converting seven Roll Royces into garbage collection vehicles.
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He died childless and was succeeded by his distant cousin Maharaja Tej Singh Prabhakar who ruled till 1947. And Lord Minto the Viceroy of India succeeded the dynamic Lord Curzon in 1905. Curzon was the organizer of the most extravagant of the Delhi Durbars in 1903. Lord Hardinge became the next Viceroy in 1910. He was responsible for the Delhi Durbar of 1911 where King George V and Queen Mary attended. The shifting of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi was announced in this Durbar by King George V. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- the palace is also known as the Vinay Vilas Mahal. Built by Raja Bakhtayar Singh in 1793 in Indo-Islamic style. Today it houses museums, memorials, and temples.
From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#16)., Crawford Market & Tram In Mumbai- Old Postcard 1914., Abu’s Tomb Meerut – Old Print 1850., Canonor or Kannur – Antique Hand Colored Plan 1572