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Calcutta, Bombay & Simla : Bourne & Shepherd (active 1864-1900s)

One of the Welcome Arches erected in Kandy for HRH the Prince of Wales, Ceylon [Sri Lanka] 1875-76

RCIN 2701641

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By his own wish, the Prince of Wales made a tour of India from 8 November 1875 until 13 March 1876. During his stay he received and visited many Indian princes and officials, held receptions and levées and went on hunting and sightseeing expeditions. As a result of the visit, six photographic albums were compiled of portraits, groups and views. Some of the photographs were commercial prints already available; others were specially taken to commemorate the tour.