Posted on: 23 April 2013

The Victoria Diamond Jubilee Hospital, Bangalore - 1900

This photograph of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Bangalore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'. "The Victoria Diamond Jubilee Hospital, Bangalore City... constructed in commemoration of the auspicious occasion of the completion of the sixtieth year of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty, the Queen-Empress of India. The foundation stone was laid by H.H. the Maharani-Regent on Diamond Jubilee day, 22nd June, 1897. It is intended as a charitable institution for the purpose of affording medical relief to sufferers of all classes without distinction as to caste, creed, or color. It was opened on the 8th December 1900, by His Excellency Lord Curzon of Kedleston."

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My mother stayed in this hospital for a week or so following giving birth to a stillborn girl. That was in 1950.