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Procession of Indian Princes Delhi Durbar 1903 – Old Postcard
This is an old postcard that shows the procession of Indian Princes at the Delhi Durbar of 1903. Here the Maharaja Of Rewa rides is grandly carried in an Elephant Carriage. Behind is a horse carriage possibly carrying the Nizam of Hyderabad and still behind is another of the prince on elephant back. There were Delhi Durbars or coronation durbars in 1877, 1903, and 1911.
Many more 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. The Maharaja of Rewa Venkatraman Ramanuj Prasad Singh Ju Deo attended the ceremony in 1903.
Read more about- Delhi Durbars. See also my 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)
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