Queen Victoria Empress Of India, 2 Old Photos 1860s

Queen Victoria the Empress of India, there are two old 1860s photographs in this post. These are CDVs or Carte De Visite photos- French for visiting cards. It is a photograph mounted on a small card. Patented by a French photographer Disderi in 1854. Queen Victoria was one of the longest-reigning sovereigns in British history.

She ruled for 63 years from 1837 to 1901. Her husband Prince Albert died in 1861 and is shown in one of these CDVs. A distraught Queen went into deep mourning and avoided appearing in public for quite some time. Her first public appearance was in the British Parliament. Where she was granted the additional title of Empress of India by voting in 1876.

India celebrated the new title with the grand Delhi Durbar of 1877. There were three Delhi Durbars that would be held with great lavishness never seen before since Mughal times. The queen died of cerebral hemorrhage (a type of stroke) in 1901. The British Monarchy took direct control of India from the East India Company after the Indian rebellion of 1857. Click on the photo for better view.

See also my post on Queen Victoria Jubilee Celebration Bombay – Old Print 1897.

Did you know- ictoria so loved India that by 1887 she was learning Hindustani and eating curry.  

From the collection- c1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3).,  Arunachaleswarar Temple Bombay Censor-Old Postcard 1915.,  Bombing of Madras By Emden WW1 – Old Print 1914.,  2 Vintage Postcards – Bombay Fort Traffic Scene 1942

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


Photo Details

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Photograph Size -

2.5 x 4 inch

Photographer -

John Mayall (London) and E. Neurdein (Paris)