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On January 6th, 1912, the ILN brought out a
‘Special Delhi Durbar Number’

(Appendix list no. 62) filled with pictures of Durbar week such as the Durbar Garden Party at Shah Jehan’s Palace in the fort; the Durbar review of 50,000 troops, the Investiture of the Queen-Empress Mary with the Grand Cross of the Star of India and that dramatic moment when the King-Emperor, seated with his Consort on the throne-dias in the centre of the Great Pageant, commanded the heralds to read the proclamation announcing his coronation in Westminster Abbey to the assembled multitudes. The title frame of this issue has engravings of five of Delhi’s nost important buildings: the column of Triumph the Kutb Minar; the Lal Kila or Red Palace of Shah Jehan; the Mausoleum of Humayun and the Jamma Musjid or Great Mosque.

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