Friday, January 6, 2012

Early Kinemacolor No. 1: With Our King and Queen in India


Highlights from British India's celebration of George V's coronation in 1911...in color.

3 comments:

Michael Robinson said...
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Michael Robinson said...

Great find. Hope you don't mind my adding these two links:

"A HUNDRED years ago Britain’s King George V visited the jewel of his Empire, marking—it later became clear—the zenith of British colonial rule in India. The highlight of his trip, on December 12th 1911, was an enormous and colourful ceremony known as the Delhi Durbar, ..."
http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2011/12/remembering-delhi-durbar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinemacolor

Preemie said...

Wow. Stunning.

I don't know why it's so hard to believe that as recently as 1911, people were still using horse-carts and cannons.