Governor’s Departure From Madras To Calcutta, 1912

An old 1912 print that shares a British Governor’s departure from Madras (Chennai) to Calcutta (Kolkata). This page is from the Times of India Weekly Supplement of April 17, 1912. The first image shows the Governor of Madras Presidency Lord Carmichael and his wife Lady Carmichael being given an official send-off with a military parade.

Subsequently, both are received at Calcutta’s Government House by a large crowd of Indian and British well-wishers (second image). King George V announced in the 1911 Delhi Durbar the shifting of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Post this period the title Lieutenant Governor of Bengal Presidency was amended to Governor of Bengal Presidency. Thus, Lord Carmichael naturally became “Bengal’s First Governor” and is headlined as such in this newspaper. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- King George V had also announced that the British government had decided to annul the Bengal partition. Promulgated by Lord Curzon when he was the viceroy in 1905, which had created a major controversy and acrimony in India. 

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Mohini On A Swing” – Vintage Print 1930s., River Of Logs In British Era Calicut – Old Photo 1898., Fort William Calcutta – Old Postcard 1900., Indian Revolt Lucknow & The Residency – Vintage Map 1900.

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