Sunday, June 23, 2013

Antique Image of the Day: The Procession of the Coronation of King George V, 1911

The Royal Procession Through London
Sir Benjamin Stone, 1911
The Victoria & Albert Museum
This black and white print from 1911 shows a street lined with crowds who had gathered to see the procession of the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary.

The photographer, Sir Benjamin Stone took great care in waiting until the best moment to capture the image. Here, we see the moment in the procession when the Lord Mayor met the King at Temple Bar. It’s a fascinating moment in time which would have been lost had it not been for this photo. 

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