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Lord and Lady Curzon on the State Elephant, Lutchmann Pershad 1903

RCIN 2916586

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For King Edward VII’s Coronation Durbar in 1903, the Viceroy Lord Curzon and his wife led the procession on a silver elephant howdah. It was the same howdah in which King Edward VII had ridden during his visit to India in 1875–6. For this print, the figures of Lord and Lady Curzon were merged with a separate photograph of the state elephant, Lutchman Pershad, and his retainers.