Amphitheatre, Coronation Durbar, Delhi

Amphitheatre, Coronation Durbar, Delhi

ca. 1911
Publisher No.: 
1388
13.90x
8.90cm

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. Production and consumption peaked, a 12 year social and postal blizzard, before being driven down as World War 1 destroyed wealth and manufacturing facilities. The frame around the image represents the quest for postcard product novelty. The title is also nicely submerged in the image.