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Old 8th December 2020, 14:57   #1681
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Here is a a car owned by Nawab Alam Yar Jung bahadur

Picture from Aurangabad

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1906/07 Rover, the car survives at the Vansda Palace

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Dr. M.K Ranjitsinh of Wankaner with Prince Philip

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[b]Raja of Khallikote & Atagada

Here are some fabulous pictures of the Raja hunting with his guests, on horse back with hounds.
Another one from possibly the same hunt

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A lovely picture from Bhavnagar

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Frank Cooper Craighead, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 1916. His parents were Dr. Frank C. Craighead, Sr. and Carolyn Johnson Craighead. Frank, Sr. was a forest entomologist working for the Department of Agriculture, and Carolyn was a biologist technician. It's impossible to tell Frank's story without including his identical twin brother, John. They did everything together for many years
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They both went on to the University of Michigan for M.S. degrees in Ecology and Wildlife Management in 1940.

That same year an Indian Prince named K.S. "Bapa" Dharmakumarsinjhi read their falconry article in the National Geographic Magazine, and invited them to visit him in India. The National Geographic Society paid Frank's and John's expenses and supplied them with cameras and film, and they sailed to India on a passenger liner for a nine month stay with Bapa. They wrote an article and made a film about this visit, both titled "Life With an Indian Prince." These were the last days of the rule of Maharajahs in India, and the last days of Indian falconry on a grand scale. Their visit was curtailed by the outbreak of World War II, and they caught passage home on a freighter in 1941.
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Old 30th December 2020, 14:35   #1686
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Screen grabs from the Prince of Wales tour of India 1921

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Old 10th January 2021, 18:40   #1687
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Udaipur 7

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Lovely photo, Kartik!

R-R 20/25 H.P. by Hooper. Chassis GNS11. Also had UDAIPUR-4 and R.U.M.8 plates at one point

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I had saved these long time ago and do not remember the context, possibly Maharaja or British Indian administration cars ?

Credit : BBC

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I had saved these long time ago and do not remember the context, possibly Maharaja or British Indian administration cars ?

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The whitish car at the far right in the top photo looks like a Minerva Type X, ca 1911
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The whitish car at the far right in the top photo looks like a Minerva Type X, ca 1911
Not a standard?

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Not a standard?
I believe Standards had flat bonnet tops that did not match the curve on the radiator. The axle on the white car also looks Minerva-ish. Could always be wrong !
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How has De Dion Bouton been ruled out?
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Fleet of Sunbeam cars for the Governor-designate of Bombay

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Shared by Swethakumar Rangarao Bobbili
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Found extremely rare pictures of The Earl of Banden being welcomed in the Bobbili palace Durbar mahal when he came for the opening of the Badangi airstrip in 1945 during the ending of the Second World War .

The Cheif guest can be seen standing in the light colored suit and my grandfather Raja RSRK Rangarao standing beside in the white cap on the steps of the Durbar mahal.
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