BIKANER. A review of State Forces by H.H. Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh, circa 1911


Bikaner. State Forces drawn up around drums in a courtyard. The full plate 11¾ x 8¾ ins photograph is mounted on old card and is not in the best of conditions with slight loss along the left lower edge, some staining and rubbing, but we are finding interesting images of Indian State Forces increasingly difficult to find these days. Looking at the officers’ sword position they are performing the salute. The salute party shows H. H. Sir Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner accompanied by his son, the Yuvaraj Sadul Singh. The latter looks about the same age as he appears in photographs at the 1911 Delhi Durbar. There are two small pin holes, one above the figure second from right in the salute party and one on balcony above.     apr22/1

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