Imperial images

Print edition : April 05, 2013

Chandnee Chauk, Delhi (drawn from nature and on stone by Capt. Luard, printed by Hullmandell), the Alkazi Collection of Photography, or ACP. Photo: afda

The Lat or Stone Pillar, and Ruins of Palace, Delhi (albumen print by John Edward Sache, late 1860s), ACP. Photo: afdas

General View of the Qutub Minar Area (East Portion), and Aluddin's Unfinished Minar, Qutub Complex (gelatin silver Print, 1919-21), Archaeological Survey of India. Photo: afdasdf

A Tailor (coloured illustration by Mortimer Menpes from the book The Durbar, 1903), ACP. Photo: afdas

Imperial Assemblage at Delhi, 1 January 1877 (coloured lithograph from the book The History of the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi, 1878), ACP. Photo: adfasd

Coronation Durbar, Delhi: Royal Procession towards the Jumma Musjid Mosque (phototype postcard by Photo Central News, 1911), ACP. Photo: asdsf

Imperial Assemblage, Delhi, Part 2 of 3-Part Panorama (albumen print by Bourne & Shepherd, 1877), ACP. Photo: asdf

Delhi Durbar: View from the Stands into Arena (gelatin silver print by an unknown photographer from the album Peshawar, Khyber Pass, 1903), ACP. Photo: assfd

Council Chamber (gelatin silver print by an unknown photographer from the album CPWD Secretariart, 1930), CPWD Archives. Photo: afaaf

An exhibition on Delhi from the late 19th to the early 20th century, which was recently on in Bangalore, gives visitors a chance to understand the pomp and pageantry of the British Raj.
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