Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Object of the Day Museum Edition: A Photo of King George V, 1928

Photo of King George V
The Victoria & Albert Museum

This photograph from 1928 was taken by E.O. Hoppe for the., Illustrated London News published on November, 26.

A rare glimpse at the King—post World War I—seated at his writing desk, we see the objects which he most favored. His desk is adorned with photos of his family, especially the full-length photo of his beloved wife Queen Mary adorned in her finest jewels.

The King served his Country until his last terrible illness. During this period, Queen Mary quietly assumed much of the Monarch’s responsibilities. His funeral was a day of great national mourning as the nation realized that it was truly the end of an era. 

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