Jivajirao Scindia, Maharaja of Gwalior [1916-1961] Presenting medals to soldiers, 1940


A vintage photograph from an old album put together for the Maharaja by Dias Studios of Gewalior and Bombay. The image shows the Maharaja, wearing dress uniform with turban on the occasion of his birthday military parade. In this image he is presenting medals to some of his soldiers wearing service dress while a sirdar reads their information to him from across a small table. Four marks on verso where it has been tipped to a page, some faint discoloration to the right top corner. It measures 179 x 125mm [7 x 5ins approx]

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