Weddings & Theater Activities British Era India, 1910 Print

Weddings & Theater Activities British Era India, 1910 Print

This 1910 print peers into weddings and theater activities during the British India era is shown in this 1910 print. This page is from the Times of India’s supplement of November 23, 1910. It provides a rare glimpse of British weddings and theater activities in the early 1900s.

Three interesting pictures show an animated play in progress in Pune and a gathering of Europeans posing during two separate weddings, both in Madras. These seem to be high-profile weddings one is of Mr Ian Scott-MacKenzie with Miss Frances Hilda Fowler. The second is of Captain C. H. Elliott with Miss Edith Mead. Fashionable men and women stylishly pose apparently for the camera. Certainly, a rare sight of a large crowd of European men and women during colonial rule.

The wedding venue may have been the Banqueting Hall or the Adyar Boat Club. Madras, Bombay, Poona, Bangalore, Calcutta, etc were one of the main centers of the British Raj. Madras had a large concentration of military and civil service personnel in and around Fort St George. Social and cultural life of clubbing, weddings, theater, and so on were common recreations amongst the Europeans. Movies were just evolving at the time, but theater and drama made up to be the best entertainment.

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Did you know- European women came to India in ships every year until the 1920s in search of potential European husbands. 

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