George Prince of Wales In India, Old Print 1906
Prince of Wales George V accompanied by his wife Princess of Wales Mary toured India in 1905. This print is a page from the “Black & White” newspaper of January 13, 1906. The British Royal tour started in November 1905 and lasted until March 1906. The Royal’s tour schedule was hectic they toured North India, Burma, and the Punjab areas of then undivided Pakistan.
The tour included military field maneuvers in Punjab, New Year’s gathering in Calcutta, and tiger shooting in Nepal. To avoid the oppressive heat of the South India, the route was thus adapted accordingly. Shown here are the Prince and Princess of Wales at two events. One is the unveiling of the statue of Queen Victoria in Agra.
The other shows their visit to the Nicholson Monument at Delhi. The description reads- “On September 14th, 1857, Brigadier-General John Nicholson led the storming party at the siege of Delhi, and fell mortally wounded. He died on the 23rd of the same month.” The description on the unveiling of the queen’s statue reads- “The statue is a fine work in bronze, and stands on the highest ground in the neighbourhood. Looking over Akbar’s mighty fort, with the Taj Mahal in the background, and the city spread before it. The fruit of extraordinarily widespread reverence to the first Empress of India.” Click on the photo for better view.
See older post Unveiling King George V Statue Calcutta, Old Photo 1939.
Did you know- on May 6, 1910, following the death of his father, Edward VII, George V was crowned King-Emperor of the British Empire.
From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph 1894., Aerial View of Indian Parliament – Old Postcard 1930., Buick Cars In Madras – Old Photo 1929., Coir Retting By Travancore Women – Old Photo 1870
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