Item 2 - Album of photographs taken during the visit of the Viceroy (the Earl of Elgin) and the Countess of Elgin to Gwalior

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Album of photographs taken during the visit of the Viceroy (the Earl of Elgin) and the Countess of Elgin to Gwalior

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  • Nov. 1895 (Creation)

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1 volume (51 x 37 x 6 cm), containing 25 stiff card leaves paginated 1-50, with an unnumbered flyleaf at the front and another at the back. A single photograph is pasted to each of the numbered pages, and a single sheet of notes is inserted before p. 3. Bound in blue leather with gold tooling.

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This volume, which documents the visit of the Viceroy and his wife to Gwalior in November 1895, was presented by the Maharaja the following year. It is not indicated to whom it was presented.

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The title stamped on the cover, partly in capitals, is 'Visit of their Excellencies | The Viceroy and the Countess of Elgin | to Gwalior | November 1895.' In the bottom two corners of the frame containing the title are stamped, in capitals, 'Herzog and Higgins,' and 'Mhow, C. I. [i.e. Central India]', and on the binding inside the front cover is stamped, in capitals, 'Byculla Press, Bombay.'

On the back of the front flyleaf is written, 'From | Madhorao Scindia | Gwalior 1896'.

There is a single photograph pasted on each page. In four instances (see pp. 16-17, 22-3, 26-7, and 46-7) pairs of photographs are arranged side-by-side to form a single panorama. Slips bearing typed captions, all in capitals, are pasted below the photographs on pp. 10-50.

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