National Geographic : 1946 Apr
India at Work and Play w_ !) National Geographic Society Klaithwbr e by Peter 1pt)on .Muir All Dressed Up, a Royal Elephant Advances to Receive a Potentate's Homage Even his toenails are polished. Many hours have been spent grooming him for the climax of Mysore's dasara ceremonies, when the Maharaja makes obeisance to "the instruments of his reign" (Plate II). On his back he bears His Highness's howdah. In the background is the Maharaja's palace, festooned with 130,000 clectric-light 1ulbs.