Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
India – Punjab – Maharaja Patiala Laying Foundation at Fatehgarh. Rare photograph showing the Sikh ruler of Patiala carrying the first basket of earth for the building of the shrine to the two infant sons of Guru Gobind Singh. The shrine is now known at Gurdwara Fatehgar Sahib, where the two younger sons of the tenth Guru were bricked alive by the Mughal. Original photograph with a typed caption pasted on reverse, date 1st February 1945. Measures 21 x 16cms.