Indian State Railways poster
Indian State Railways poster advertising travel to Muttra (now known as Mathura) in the Agra division of British India, and in particular to the Krishna Temple on the site of the legendary birthplace of Krishna.
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The Maharajah of Mysore, WW1
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV GCSI, GBE (June 4, 1884 August 3, 1940, Bangalore Palace), also known popularly as Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar, the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore from 1902 until his death in 1940. He is regarded as one of the most celebrated rulers among the Indian States when India was still under British rule. At the time of his death, he was also one of the world's wealthiest men, with a personal fortune estimated in 1940 to be worth $400 million which would be equivalent to $56 billion in 2010 prices. Pictured in The Sketch after he had donated fifty lakhs of rupees (worth about 330, 000 at the time) at the disposal of the Indian Government for expenditure in connection with the Expeditionary Force. The money was used towards the cost of transporting the Indian Expeditionary Force. Date: 1914
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A detail of a scene depicting Krishna's youth, when he danced with the gopis (wives
A detail of a scene depicting Krishna's youth, when he danced with the gopis (wives and daughters of the cowherds). Here he plays his flute, the sound of which entranced them all, prompting them to dance with him in the forest. Country of Origin: India. Culture: Hindu. Date/Period: 19th century. Material Size: Painting on cotton. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Formerly Philip Goldman Collection . Location: 17.
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