Monday, June 16, 2014

Vintage Image of the Day: An Invitation to the Savoy Coronation Ball, 1953



Savoy Hotel Invitation to 1953 Coronation Ball
The Victoria & Albert Museum

In June of 1953, all of Britain was awash in celebrations in honor of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. From modest gatherings to lavish balls, nowhere was more bustling with merriment than London.


The swankiest hotels hosted opulent affairs. Here’s an invitation to one of them. Here, we see an invitation to The Savoy Coronation Ball, of June, 1953, to be held on the night of The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This handsome card was designed by A. Games, and printed by Lund Humphries.





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