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Delhi Durbar King’s Succession-Old Photo

Old 1903 photograph of the Delhi Durbar of a King’s succession. Also called the Coronation Durbar of 1903. Honoring King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as the new Emperor and Empress of India. He could not make it but instead sent his brother Prince Arthur in his place.

See post Royal Visit To British Era Bombay – Old Print 1883.

The last of the Durbars was held in 1911 to mark the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary. The son and successor to Edward VII who died in 1910. The first grand ceremony was in 1877 to honor Queen Victoria’s proclamation as the Empress of India. Lord Curzon the then Viceroy of India was complete in charge of overseeing the arrangments of the Delhi Durbar to the smallest detail. There are many more interesting Delhi Durbar or Royal Visits to India you can search them in this site.  

Read also On the Delhi Coronation Durbars, 1877, 1903, 1911. 

Did you know- the Delhi Durbar of 1903 was the grandest and most extravagant out of the three.

From the collection-1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17)., View Of Bombay From Mazgaon Engraved Print 1845., View Of Cochin – Antique Hand coloured Plan 1704., Aerial View of Indian Parliament – Old Postcard 1930

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

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11 x 8 inches

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Bourne & Shepherd