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COVIC lantern slide: ‘Set 7. India. Slide 17 – The Hall of Private Audience, Delhi Fort.’, undated, early 1900s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302N/4/1

Scope and Contents

Image shows exterior view. The image appears in the list of slides in ‘The Visual Instruction Committee of the Colonial Office: Eight lectures on India’ prepared for the committee by H.J. Mackinder, 1910, p. 143. The text accompanying the slide is as follows: 'We pass next to the innermost court of the Fort-palace, the Hall of Private Audience, the Diwan-i-Khas, ninety feet long and seventy feet broad, built of white marble with many inlaid flowers of jewels. Beneath the cornice runs the famous inscription: "If there is a paradise upon earth, it is this, it is this." Here we see one of the graceful arches, and beyond in the distance the towers of the Pearl Mosque, already described.' (Mackinder, 'Eight lectures', p. 108). The makers' name is recorded as Newton & Co., 3 Fleet Street, London.


  • Creation: undated, early 1900s



1 photographic slide(s)

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