A personal scrapbook of M. de P. Webb commemorating the Delhi coronation durbar of 1903.
Lot 244
A personal scrapbook of M. de P. Webb commemorating the Delhi coronation durbar of 1903
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A personal scrapbook of M. de P. Webb commemorating the Delhi coronation durbar of 1903. A personal scrapbook of M. de P. Webb commemorating the Delhi coronation durbar of 1903.
Lot Details
A personal scrapbook of M. de P. Webb commemorating the Delhi coronation durbar of 1903
Folio (360 x 260 mm). Half sheep & cloth. Approx. 69 leaves with programs, entrance tickets, letters, press communiques and cuttings, a dance card, and approx. 62 photographs, 16 of them 8 x 11 in. gelatin silver prints, and 37 photographs signed in neg. F. Bremner. Spine and corners dry and worn with some loss, approx. 5 loose items.

Footnotes

  • Of the three durbars held in Delhi during the height of the British Empire, the durbar of 1903 was the most lavish and dazzling of all. Meticulously choreographed by Lord Curzon, the two week pageant celebrated the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India. M. de P. Webb, who compiled this personal and intimate record, was the editor of Karachi's Sind Gazette covering the festivities.

    Provenance:
    The Paul F Walter Collection
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