Queen Victoria’s Delhi Durbar 1877, Old Print

Old 1877 print of the Delhi Durbar of 1877 to honor Queen Victoria. This print is a page from The Graphic newspaper of Feb 3, 1877. The engraving depicts the pavilion and amphitheater. See also a rare 1877 photo of the Delhi Durbar in an earlier post. The ceremony was in honor of Queen Victoria. After she was awarded the new title of “Empress of India”. By the British Parliament in 1876.

The Viceroy of India Lord Lytton read out the proclamation in Urdu and English. A large crowd attended the Proclamation Durbar, including Indian Royalty, and British civil and military dignitaries. See also an earlier photo post on the Viceroy’s Camp. And a post from The Graphic depicting the same Viceroy’s CampClick on the photo for better view.

Did you know – subsequent durbars would be held in 1903 and 1911. These would be the Coronation Durbars, pertaining to the coronation of King Edward VII and King George V.

From the collection – M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Beautiful Lady (#6)., Killick Nixon & Company Mumbai – Old Photo 1900., Holwell’s Monument Kolkata, Old Postcard 1905., Vintage Book – Parry’s Of Madras By Hilton Brown.

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