Swearing-In Of Lord Mountbatten At Delhi – Old Print 1947

This is an old print of the swearing-in of Lord Mountbatten at Delhi. A page from The Illustrated London News (newspaper) of April 12, 1947. It measures 14 x 10 inches. See also my post- Old Print Delhi New Viceroy Lord Mountbatten. This is one of the iconic pictures just prior to India’s independence days. The image shows Lord Mountbatten being sworn in as the Viceroy of India, by the then Chief Justice Sir Patrick Spens.

The ceremony was held on March 24. He was also the Governor-General of India. Also visible is Lady Edwina Mountbatten standing beside her husband. See also 15 Unseen Pictures Of India, Before And After It Became Independent.

Did you know- as per law the Indian Flag’s cloth can only be made from khadi. No other material can be used other than khadi, otherwise, a three-year jail term can be imposed with a fine. 

From the collection-  Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph of c1894., Distant View of Parvati Hill & Lake Pune – Old 1860 Photo., Our Journey Around The World – 1894 Book., With Wellesley To Madras By Andrew Watson Book

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