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Slide set: The Coronation of King George V (lecture: Riley Brothers, 20 slides, 1911)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Westminster Abbey. The Annexe
Slide 2
Westminster Abbey. The space in the Choir called 'The Theatre'
Slide 3
The King's procession passing along the Nave
Slide 4
The Recognition
Slide 5
His Majesty taking the oath
Slide 6
The Anointing of the King
Slide 7
The Crowning of the King
Slide 8
Homage of the Queen Consort
Slide 9
Homage of the Prince of Wales
Slide 10
The Crowning of the Queen
Slide 11
The King and Queen receive Holy Communion
Slide 12
The King passing along the Nave crowned
Slide 13
The State Coach returning to the Palace
Slide 14
The start from Buckingham Palace
Slide 15
The King and Queen acknowledging the acclamation
Slide 16
The Ceremony at Temple Bar
Slide 17
The Lord Mayor presenting the State Sword
Slide 18
Decorations on the Mansion House
Slide 19
Illumination of the Fleet at Spithead
Slide 20
The King and Queen in their Coronation Robes
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in stock of Riley Brothers, 1911-1914 (item ref. 1730)

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Related slide sets

see also The Coronation of King George V (lecture: Newton & Co., 58 slides, 1911)

see generic title The Coronation of King George V (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

EDWARD VIII, King   (1894-1972) – slide 9

GEORGE V, King   (1865-1936) – slides 4-9, 11-12, 14-15, 17, 20

MARY, Queen   (1867-1953) – slides 8, 10-11, 14-15, 17, 20


The Riley 1911 catalogue supplement attributes this set to their maker's code 'ZY', which in other places is applied to sets by Graystone Bird. However the slide titles suggest a compilation of slides from different sources (possibly official photographs, or drawings reproduced from news magazines), and this set seems unlikely to be by Bird.

Slide 20 is credited in the Riley catalogue as 'Photo by Downey, 1/6 uncoloured', so was almost certainly an official court photograph.


20 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Coronation of King George V (London, England, 22 June 1911)
MARY, Queen   (1867-1953)
GEORGE V, King   (1865-1936)
Lucerna ID  3003294

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 November 2021

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