Bourne & Shepherd’s Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages, 1876

1876

This album documents the extensive tour of the Indian subcontinent undertaken by the Prince of Wales, Edward VII, the eldest son of Queen Victoria. He travelled widely across India from November 1875 and concluded the tour in May of 1876.

Following the revolt of 1857, the British Royals embarked on long tours to establish relations with their colonies and learn more about their cultures and histories. The India tour of 1875 was designed to restore diplomatic relations between several influential chiefs and rulers of the subcontinent and the Crown.

This album contains over 140 photographic prints accompanied by descriptive text and was released by Bourne & Shepherd, then a leading photographic company.

Title
Bourne & Shepherd's Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages: Connected with the Progress of H. R. H. The Prince of Wales Tour in India 1876
Period
1876
Photographer
Colin Murray
Publisher
Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta, Bombay and Simla
Dimensions
H: 37.6 x W: 29 x D: 4.2 cm
Accession No.
2020.1.6