|Ruler on a boat with attendants|
17th century, reign of Jahangir
Jahangir's trip to Wular Lake
|George Landseer (1834–78) painted it in 1881 but depicts scene from 1860 when he accompanied |
Lord Canning, Governor-General of India from 1856-62, to Kashmir.
From Francis Frith's album. Around 1850s to 1870s.
via: Victoria and Albert Museum.
|The State Barge|
From an album by Bourne & Shepherd. 1880.
|A famous image from Maharaja's Procession|
cover of Italian weekly newspaper newspaper 'La Domenica Del Corriere', 11 January, 1925.
This is from time when Biscoe boys also took up boats besides the boatmen of Kashmmir
|Boat of Lord Irwin Viceroy of India [1926–31], 1927|
By Franklin Price Knott for National Geographic
|Russian Leaders Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev's boat procession, 1955 |
via: Indian Photo Division
|Boat procession caught by James Burke|
undated for Life Magazine
Based on the message "we convoke the constituent assembly"...it is probably 1951.
|The is a welcome message for Nehru from 'Shri Bhairavnath Trust, Chattabal' !|
The only boat frenzy I have witnessed comes from a land as rich in boat traditions but where it is not a thing of the past. It is still alive and celebrated.
|Aranmula boat race, Kerala 2013|