Royal Observation Car's Unexpected Stop, June 7, 1939
- Smith, Donald A., Photographer
- George VI, King of England, Depicted
- Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Consort, Depicted
- Media Type
- Item Type
- When the royal train visited Paris on June 7, 1939, it made an unexpected stop some distance from the official reception platform. An enthusiastic crowd of Parisians rushed forth to greet the observation car directly. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth can be seen in the distance on the platform.
The leader of the Girl Guides, who are the only group remaining stationary on the tracks, is Gladys Steuart-Jones, a granddaughter of Hiram Capron.
This image was printed on the forty-sixth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
- A second copy of this photograph, inferior in quality but cropped slightly less, is also available.
- (On original matting)
ROYAL VISIT, JUNE, 1939
When the royal train proved to be shorter than expected, the spectators broke ranks and rushed forward towards the observation platform. Only Gladys-Steuart [sic] Jones and her Girl Guides stood firmly at attention.
- Date of Original
- 7 June 1939
Width: 23.7 cm
Height: 18.2 cm
- Local identifier
- 1999.1222.01 or 2009.0062.01, Page 61, Photo 1
- D.A. Smith Photograph Collection
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
- Recommended Citation
- Royal Observation Car's Unexpected Stop, 1939, D.A. Smith Photograph Collection, 1999.1222.01 or 2009.0062.01, Page 61, Photo 1, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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