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Royal Visit To British Era Bombay – Old Print 1883
An old 1883 print of the duke and duchess visit to British-era Bombay, now Mumbai. This page is from the London based The Graphic of Dec 22, 1883. It measures 16 x 11 inches. And in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught’s visit, a fair was held at the Esplanade, Bombay.
The Duke was Prince Arthur the third son of Queen Victoria and her favorite. He had married the great-niece of Wilhelm I,(Emperor of Germany) Princess Louise of Prussia. Since he was a Royal family member, held many posts. One is most notable as the Governor-General of Canada from 1911 to 1916.
He was also an army officer and rose from the ranks to serve one of several posts as the Commander-in-Chief of the Bombay army from 1886 to 1890. He was a General while visiting Mumbai in 1883. Read more about Arthur, Duke of Connaught.
Did you know- Connaught Place in New Delhi is named after Prince Arthur’s visit to India as the Duke of Connaught.
From the collection- Antique Photo Prince Wilhelm Tour of India Special Train., Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph c1894., Vintage Postcard British Monarchs Delhi Durbar 1911., Antique Photo Imperial Service Cavalry Delhi Durbar 1903.