'Durbar on board R.I.M.S. Argonaut, Shergah.' Photographer: Unknown [8r] (1/1)
The record is made up of 1 b&w silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. print. It was created in 21 Nov 1903. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Visual Arts.
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View of a durbar on board the R.I.M.S. Argonaut , while the vessel was anchored off Sharajah. Lord Curzon and his staff are seated on a raised platform at the end of the deck, before an audience of European and Arab officials. The deck is covered with a canopy of flags, with ornate textiles covering almost every visible surface. The Shaikhs are seated at left and centre and face the dais.
An account of the durbar can be found in: John Gordon Lorimer, ‘Appendix P: Cruise of His Excellency Lord Curzon, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, in the Persian Gulf’ in Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , 'Omān, and Central Arabia , Vol. I Historical Part II, (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1915), pp. 2637–2639
Ink, below image: 'Durbar on board R.I.M.S. Argonaut, Shergah.'
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- 1 b&w silver gelatin Principal photographic process for black & white photography from the 1870s. print
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204 x 284 mm
The print is in good condition, though the mounting paper is heavily foxed and crumbling.
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