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WESTLEY RICHARDS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION. THE INDIAN DURBAR TOUR OF KING GEORGE V 1911.

Those of you who have had the opportunity to visit the factory here in England, will know that every inch of our office and showrooms walls are covered with framed photographs from the past. The majority of these photographs were collected by my father during his frequant travels to India to buy back rifles. His trips to India started the early 1960's and continue to this day, but no longer for rifles, solely for 'images' as they must be called!

HM King George V in Nepal

Many of these depict the various Maharajah's enjoying their sport of Tiger hunting . One of the rarer sets we have is the full collection of images depicting King George V hunting in Nepal at the time of the Delhi Durbar Tour in 1911 a few of which are shown here now and which I hope will give you an insight into how they conducted these grand hunts.

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

The Indian Durbar Tour 1911 Hunting in Nepal

 

2 Comments

  • Douglas Tate on November 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Loved the first photo captioned "loading." The double is a Lancaster .280 hammerless rifle. The shadow we see at the bottom left hand corner of the howdah is that of photographer Ernest Brooks.

  • neil mcveigh on November 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I WAS BORN A CENTURY TO LATE!

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