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Título: Officers, 39th Garhwal Rifles, Delhi Dec ...
Editorial: G W Lawrie & Co, Delhi
Año de publicación: 1911
An original photographic portrait of the officers in full dress uniform, seated and standing in their camp at the Delhi Coronatin Durbar of 1911. Britsh and Indian Officers are shown wearing medals, two Indian and one British Officer wear the aiguilette denoting that they were King's Orderly Officers at the Durbar. A good richly toned and strong image, stamped G W Lawrie & Co bottom right, mounted on an album sheet, excellent condition, the reverse of the sheet with 5 interesting smaller images of Durbar events. One shows the central Durbar dais with the Heralds riding past and gives a good view of the huge numbers of troops drawn up. A second shows the Maharaja of Sikkim at the foot of the steps on the dais being received by the King Emperor, the princely pages informally seated arounf the base. A third shows the King Emperor and Queen Empress looking, fully robed, looking out from the walls of the Red Fort on the occasion of the Badshahi Mela Garden Party. A fourth shows the pages re-arrangng Queen Mary's robes as the couple leave and King George V smiling at one of the pages. A fifth shows galloping horse artillery at the Durbar Review. The page came from an album belonging to Brigadier Guy Rowland Mainwaring, D.S.O. of the Royal Garhwal Rifles (serving 1906-1938) who, as a young lieutenant, was with the detachment from the 1/39 Garhwal Rifles detachment at the Delhi Coronation Durbar of 1911. Size: 11.5ins x 8.5ins, 29cm x 21cm. N° de ref. de la librería 006621
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