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Bourne & Shepherd
The Prince's Elephant in State Trappings
[Bourne and Shepherd's Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages connected with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Tour in India 1876]
10.0 x 13.8 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of the elephant used by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, during his 1875-76 tour of India. The elephant is facing right and is wearing a large embroidered cloth and an open-air howdah. There is an attendant standing to either side of the elephant and a camp behind.
This is one of a series of photographs from a published volume documenting the tour.
Presented to Alexandra, Princess of Wales by her husband the Prince of Wales at Christmas 1876