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Main Procession - State Elephants Identification: Karauli - Datia
What was the Delhi Durbar 1903 / Jun 21st, 2017 1:16 am     A+ | a-
Seventh Pair of Elephants: Karauli - Datia

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Karauli and Dhar elephants, in the the Main Procession, going along the South side of the Jumma Masjid.

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Both elephants turning around from Khas to Esplanade Road, the front (and East) side of the Jumma Masjid

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The Datia elephant. Two pictures with extreme detail I can spend hours looking at these (in fact I did to make this elephant). Imagine the detail I get from it when you are seeing just the version I can upload to the forum, much less than 1MB size, and the original is around 8MB. On the left one you will see a lot of stuff. The maharaja of Kota smiling to his right and the guy with a strange hat at the rear seat. Lower, part of a lance of one of the Kota servants, with light spots on a dark pole. It was probably painted, so I made them this way. Also, a few long spears with pendants or pompons belonging to Karauli's guards. On the upper part, towards the right, the arrogant maharaja of Alwar. He insisted to remain standing in his howda almost throughout all the parade, even if the elephant moved a lot while walking, and he had to strongly hold himself from the front part.
On the right yo can see the maharaja of Datia in detail, and the desing of his parasol. Also, the guy sitting in the rear seat of Karauli, with a strange piked 'crown' on his turban. From this angle you can see the maharaja of Jaisalmer, inside his howda with roof. It's difficult to see details of the maharajas that go inside a covered howda, since he's kind of hidden inside. This is a good angle for him.

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Beau Geste Datia Elephant (set 411)

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The Datia Group (sets 411, 412 and 413)
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The Beau Geste Datia group, taken last year in Chicago. I didn't have the chance to take pictures of the whole group at the studio, I'm always rushing before my trip. Sets 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414 and 415

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