Photograph

Item

Title

Photograph

Description

A black and white photograph photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mom) at their stop in Hamilton, Ontario 1939 before the outbreak of war.

Date

c. June 1939

Identifier

016.028.001

Medium

Photograph

Provenance

The westbound journey included stops in Trois-Rivières, Montréal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Banff, Vancouver and Victoria — as well as numerous small towns and villages. The train then traveled east, stopping, among other places, in Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Sudbury, Guelph, Kitchener, Windsor, Hamilton, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. After the visit to the United States, the royal couple returned to Canada and continued their tour through Rivière-du-Loup, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton and Charlottetown, before departing by ship from Halifax. Before returning to Britain, the royal couple sailed to St. John’s, capital of the separate Dominion of Newfoundland at the time.

Extent

4 in x 5 in (102mm x 127mm)

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