One of an extensive set of series H.A. Mirza & Sons, Delhi's leading photographer and postcard publisher at the time, made of the Darbar.
The Delhi Durbar of 1911 was one of the most "postcarded" events of the Raj, and the first time a reigning British monarch, George V and his wife Queen Mary (an avid postcard collector) attended.
The Well at Sultan Nizamuddin in Delhi was constructed in 1321 in honor of Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya (1236-1325) a SUfi saint who arrived in India long before the Mughals and preached a religion of love and mysticism.
[Original caption] Built by Alaudin Khilji in 1310 A.D. [end]
In the early 14th century, Ala-ud-din Khilji carried out the extension work of the southern gateway of Quwaat-ul-Islam mosque.
A nicely framed view of the 1911 Durbar, with an Impressionist's blend of hats and heads, the first and only which a British monarch George V attended and was honored under an Oriental pavilion. It was the high noon of postcards too.
[Original pre-printed caption] King Edward was today proclaimed Emperor of India. Lord Curzon, whose photograph and that of his wife are shown here, represented the King.
[Original caption] Built by Delhi Municipality at a Cost-of R 28000, after the Mutiny 1857 A.D. [end]
H.A. Mirza & Sons dominated the market for postcards of Delhi from about 1900 until the 1930s.
The main Friday mosque in Mughal and contemporary Delhi.
[Original caption] The Jumma Masjid."In 1857, after the Mutiny, it was solemnly proposed to raze to the ground the Jumma Masjid at Delhi, the noblest ceremonial mosque in the world, and it was
Mortimer Menpes was prominent early 20th century painter who made a well-advertised painting trip to India in 1903 for the Delhi Darbar. This image was the first in the book The Darbar written with his daughter Dorothy Menpes (1903) who accompanied