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Calcutta during the Imperial Coronation Tour of India 1911-12

An old card album leaf with four photographs [each approximately 5.5.x 3.5ins, showing scenes in Calcutta captioned and dated December 30th / 31st 1911. One image shows the Reception Pavilion with two thrones awaiting the arrival of Their Imperial Majesties and another [somewhat blurred] shows TIM driving to Church in an open landau. The other two feature the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, one particularly attractive portrait showing the young ruler with a cavalry officer and a political officer. The other side of the card has a large image [12.5 x 87.5ins] entitled “Decorations in the Red Road on the occasion of Their Imperial Majesties Visit Dec 30th to Jan 8th 1911 – 1912”. On this occasion there are crowds waiting behind barriers and in the distance a lone motor car moves along the road. Some of the animated photographs like those of Cooch Behar are probably not professional and therefore much less likely to be found again.

Price: £80.00

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