Viceroy’s Camp At The Delhi Durbar, 1877 Print

Viceroy's Camp At The Delhi Durbar, 1877 Print

An old print of the Viceroy’s camp at the Delhi Durbar or the Imperial Assemblage of 1877. This page is from then British newspaper, The Graphic, of January 27, 1877. The engraving shows a panoramic view of the Viceroy’s camp with rows of tents and cannons. Cannon balls can be seen stacked neatly. The ceremony was about the proclamation of Queen Victoria as the Emperess of India by then Viceroy Lord Lytton

Known variously as the Imperial Assemblage, Delhi Durbar, Proclamation Durbar, etc. It was oganized by the British to glorify their worthy achievements, and were particularly held in Delhi. The Delhi Durbar of 1877 was the first of the three Durbars that would be held in the subsequent years.  

See post with a rare photo of the Viceroy’s camp. Read more The Imperial Assemblage held at Delhi, 1 January 1877.

Did you know – medals to commemorate Queen Victoria as the Empress of India, were distributed to the honoured guests during the ceremony.

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