Procession of Indian Princes Delhi Durbar 1903 – Old Postcard

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A 1903 postcard that shows the procession of Indian Princes at the Delhi Durbar of 1903. Shown is the Maharaja Of Rewa’s grand entry in a huge carriage pulled by two elephants. Decked out in all that finery. Following the elephant carriage is seemingly the Nizam of Hyderabad in a multi-horse carriage. Right behind the Nizam is another of the important princes who seems to be on the elephant’s back.

There were Delhi Durbars (or coronation durbars) in 1877, 1903, and 1911. Many other durbars were planned but did not fructify for some reason or the other. This 1903 Delhi Durbar was to mark the succession of King Edward VII to the throne. He ascended the throne after the death of his mother Queen Victoria in 1901. Venkatraman Ramanuj Prasad Singh Ju Deo was the Maharaja of Rewa who attended the ceremony.

Read more Delhi Durbars. See post King George V At The 1911 Delhi Durbar – Old Photo 1920.

Did you know – Rewa is a little town in Madhya Pradesh, and was the erstwhile capital of Baghelkhand, which merged into Madhya Pradesh.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph 1894., German Map Bombay With Waffen SS Stamp & Seal., Prince On Elephant Back Bombay – Old Photo 1900., Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Cavalcade – Old Print 1888., Nawab Of Bhopal’s Bentley Car – Old Photo 1926 (#1)