Pictures of the Duke of Connaught in India taken by Pathe cameraman attached to tour.
Titles read: 'With the DUKE of CONNAUGHT in INDIA - Pictures taken by Authority by our own Cameraman attached to the Tour.'
Opening of Legislative Council in Bombay. Procession in street. Duke of Connaught (Prince Arthur) comes down steps past Indians in uniforms; and British colonial soldiers in white uniforms and helmets; enters carriage. More of procession through decorated streets D of C takes high tea with High Priest of Parsees at Poona (Pune); sitting at table outdoors next to river.
D of C attends garden party at Government House in Calcutta. Huge pillars on building. D of C meeting Indian Princes at the party. Shaking hands with Indian Army officers. Giving awards to nurses. Various shots of Taj Mahal; D of C admiring views; etc. Great CU detail of intricate connected circles. More Islamic architecture: Tomb of Akbar at Fatehpursikri.
Safari in the Central Provinces. Elephants kneel.
Continued in Reel 2 - see separate record.
Colonialism; British Empire; safari; scenic; travel.