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King George V & Queen Mary Leaving India – Old Photo 1912

This is an old 1912 photo of King George V and Queen Mary leaving India. Seen here at Apollo Bunder is the royal couple leaving the shores of Bombay, now Mumbai. After their engrossing five-week visit to India for the 1911 Delhi Durbar. Apollo Bunder the precursor to the Gateway of India was a landing jetty. A place for embarkation and disembarkation complete with customs formalities for steamer passengers.

See my post- Apollo Bunder Before The Gateway Of India – Old Print 1874

The King and Queen are walking towards the jetty after a farewell ceremony in their honor.  A Pavillion specially erected for the occasion is partially visible at the back. An amphitheater was also erected close to the Pavillion for a grand ceremony and reception to the departing Monarchs. They will board a special boat that will ferry them to the Royal yacht. The Taj hotel and the once Greens hotel are also visible at the background.

Read also- Queen Mary: When I die, India will be found written on my heart.

Did you know- the last British ships set to sail in 1947 to leave the country from the Gateway of India making it a legend.

From the collection- Vintage Oleograph Raja Ravi Varma “Vishnu On Sheshnag”., 6 Old Photographs of British India Era Vintage Cars., Aerial View of Parliament New Delhi – Old Print 1946., Watson’s Hotel Bombay – Old Postcard 1907

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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10 x 8 inches

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British photographer