Photographer: D'Cruz, Zachariah
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of a view of the Quilon Residency Palace, in the erstwhile Travancore . It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George Nathaniel Curzon was Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office between 1895-98 and Viceroy of India between 1898-1905. One of the oldest twons on the Malabar Coast, Quilon's natural position made it one of the greatest ports of trade from ancient days. Till 1829, it was the capital of the Travancore State with the headquarters of the British Residency situated here.