National Geographic : 1929 Oct
THE ORIENTAL PAGEANTRY OF NORTHERN INDIA THE MAHARAJA OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR ON HIS GOLDEN THRONE Colonel H. H . Maharaja Sir Hari Singh came to the throne in 1925. This picture, taken at his palace in Jammu, his winter headquarters, shows him in his coronation dress and surrounded by his personal retinue. y .. a.v ..an ucsutaymte uvclty iNatural-Lolor rnotograpns by rranKiln trice Knott AWAITING THE MAHARAJA In addition to his gorgeous trappings and inlaid ornaments, the royal elephant's forehead, trunk, and ears are usually painted in the patterns of a shawl (see also Color Plate I).