After a brief hiatus, we are recommitted to featuring monthly photograph with the aim of showcasing the diverse photographic holdings of the Chung Collection.
With Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee starting today, Canadians have royals on the mind, as we anticipate a variety of celebrations this year. The Chung Collection has a photograph album of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother, mother of our current Queen Elizabeth II) in May 1939, when they travelled to Canada on the C.P.R. steamer Empress of Australia.
In this particular photograph from the album, the King and Queen are being greeted by First Nations people in traditional dress. The album contains 26 photographs, many of them taken aboard the ship (check out their stateroom!)
There do not seem to be any photographs of Queen Elizabeth II in the Chung Collection, although during in 1939 she obviously would have been Princess Elizabeth. We do however have plenty of photographs of Princess Elizabeth the steamship!
Posted on February 6th, 2012 by sromkey