MAYO, A vintage postcard of the statue of the assassinated Viceroy, Lord Mayo


Mayo. The postcard shows a good imge of the equestrian statue of the Earl of Mayo, the only Viceroy of India to die violently, when he was assassinated on the Andaman Islands in 1872. The statue by Britsh sculptor Thomas Thorneycroft stood near the Maidan in Calcutta until it was removed in the last century. The unused card has an old collector’s stamp to the verso.    feb24/1

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