King George V & Queen Mary Arrive In Bombay – 2 Postcards 1911
Two 1911 postcards show the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay (Mumbai). The first postcard shows the impressive welcoming pavilion with a guard of honor accorded to the royals. The second one shows the King and Queen given a grand welcome on their arrival. Sir P M Mehta, a prominent person in the city, gave a welcome speech.
King George and Queen Mary are shown seated under a pavilion. The magnificent plaster arch and the amphitheater were all created to welcome their majesties. The royals arrived to attend the Delhi Durbar. Sir P. M. Mehta was the founder of the English newspaper Bombay Chronicle. He was also the founding member and the President of the Indian National Congress.
Did you know- the plaster arch was replaced by a permanent structure the Gateway of India in remembrance of this royal visit in 1911.
From the collection- Rural Life In India Watercolour Painting By N. Mukherjee., Grand Procession Delhi Durbar 1903 – Old Photo., The Madras Iron Pier – Old Print 1863., The Madras Iron Pier – Old Print 1863., Lorry In British Era Madras, Old Photo 1919