Earl of Mayo, Viceroy of India 1869- 1872


A strange, faded carte de visite portrait of Lord Mayo wearing uniform and the mantle of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. It is mounted on a purple and gold backed card and appears to be a “pirated” photographic copy of another cdv which was produced by Bourne & Shepherd and was probably made in India at the time. Mayo was one of only two Viceroys who died in office, in his case at the hands of an Afghan convict as he boarded a boat to leave the Andaman Islands.

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