Monday, November 14, 2011

Obscure Book of the Day: Our Queen: A Royal Album

This isn’t a Pitkin Book! I know…shocking. “Our Queen: A Royal Album” was a Pitkin-like photographic guide made, obviously, to compete with the publishing company responsible for most of these little album-type books.

The work of the Scion Publishing Company, obviously in anticipation of the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, this little book is filled with lovely images of the new Queen and her family. Whereas the Pitkin Books offer some very well-written text, this book really only features captions on the photos and an opening statement wishing much health and happiness to the new Monarch.

However, the pictures are quite lovely and give us a chance to see bits of history which would have otherwise been lost.

Let’s take a look inside…

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