Parliament House New Delhi – Old 1930 Postcard

This is an old 1930s photo postcard of the Parliament House or the Legislative Assembly then of New Delhi. Although King George V announced in the 1911 Delhi Durbar that the capital of India would be shifted from Calcutta (Kolkata) to Delhi. But it was only by 1929 the Parliament Building, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and other important buildings opened.

After the King’s announcement, they entrusted two British architects Edwin Lutyens and Henry Baker with the planning and design of New Delhi. One of the buildings was this Legislative Council or the Parliament House. Edwin Lutyens and Henry Baker had also designed the magnificent Viceroy’s House or the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

See my post- Rashtrapati Bhavan & Parliament New Delhi – Old Photo 1933. Lutyens and Baker received a knighthood in 1918 and 1926, respectively. Read more about Sir Edwin Lutyens, Herbert Baker & Imperial New Delhi

Did you know- that Lutyen’s also designed furniture.

From the collection- Antique Photo Tiruchirappalli Rock-Fort 1870., Bombay Victoria Terminus-VT – Old Print 1897.,  Plan/Map Of The City Of Cochin.,  Antique Painting of Madras Fort St George

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