European Lady At Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort – 8 Photos 1912


taj mahal

The Taj Mahal


taj mahal's minaret

Near one of Taj Mahal’s Minaret


Taj Mahal islamic calligraphy

Taj Mahal’s Islamic calligraphy


Taj Mahal Mosque

Taj Mahal’s Mosque

Eight interesting photos from 1912 of a European Lady at the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort. The stylish lady was presumably the wife of a high-ranking official somewhere in British India. She is shown at some of India’s heritage sites primarily the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. In the photos from first to fourth, she is seen posing at the Taj Mahal. In the fifth, sixth, and seventh photos, she is at the Agra Fort, and in the eighth picture, she is at the Fatehpur Sikri.

The opening of the Suez Canal was a godsent blessing for the Europeans, especially for the women. Many of whose husbands posted in India and the Eastern countries did not hesitate to travel to where their husbands were based. Likewise, many unmarried women did not miss out travelling to India in search of potential husbands. This wouldn’t have been possible while sailing via the Cap of Good Hope. Which took nearly six months to reach India before the opening of the Suez Canal.

Did you know – Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras were the preferred destinations for the Europeans. Although many did not hesitate to visit Bangalore and Poona as well. 

Past posts – Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print., Procession of Indian Princes Delhi Durbar 1903 – Old Postcard., Aerial View of British Bombay In 1936, Old Print., Early Map of Bombay Presidency 1838.


Khas mahal agra fort

At Agra Fort’s Khas Mahal


diwan-i-am agra fort

At Agra Fort’s Diwan-I-Am



At Diwan-I-Khas in Agra Fort


akbar's court

Akbar’s court Fatehpur Sikri


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6 x 4 inch

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