Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Photo Number 944

We continue our look at foreign photos.  I think this may be someone famous.
Someone famous Winnipeg Antiques
I purchased this photo in an antique shop in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.  It looks like some Canadian Mounties guarding a train..and then there is the guy in the kilt.  It must be a welcoming ceremony.

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Update: 
Most of the readers say.
King George VI and the Queen Mother


More info from Iggy:
In 1939 King George VI became the first "reigning monarch" to visit Canada. During that trip, the King's consort, Queen Elizabeth, initiated the tradition of the "royal walkabout", though her brother-in-law, The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII), had when still The Prince of Wales in 1919 been frequently meeting with everyday Canadian people; as he said: "Getting off the train to stretch my legs, I would start up conversations with farmers, section hands, miners, small town editors or newly arrived immigrants from Europe."

The 1939 royal tour of Canada was a cross-Canada royal tour by George VI and Queen Elizabeth. It was the first visit of a reigning monarch to Canada. It began 17 May 1939, and saw the royal couple visit every Canadian province as well as the United States and the Dominion of Newfoundland.

13 comments:

  1. Looks like King Edward VIII of England.

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  2. ...or maybe his brother,George VI. They were rather similar looking.

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  3. It does indeed look like King George VI, brother of King Edward VIII, with his wife Lady Elizabeth Bower-Lyon later known as the Queen Mother.

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  4. My first impression was that it was King George VI and his wife.

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  5. Yes, indeed, the Queen Mother and King George. Lovely photo.

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  6. King George VI and the Queen Mother. Visiting Winnipeg?

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  7. The S-s-s-s-stammering K-k-king :) And no, I haven't seen The King's Speech. But I have seen this lovely piece of history though!

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  8. Queen Elizabeth II's mother and father

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  9. Yep - the Queen Mother and King George VI, I reckon too :-)

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  10. In 1939 King George VI became the first "reigning monarch" to visit Canada. During that trip, the King's consort, Queen Elizabeth, initiated the tradition of the "royal walkabout", though her brother-in-law, The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII), had when still The Prince of Wales in 1919 been frequently meeting with everyday Canadian people; as he said: "Getting off the train to stretch my legs, I would start up conversations with farmers, section hands, miners, small town editors or newly arrived immigrants from Europe."

    The 1939 royal tour of Canada was a cross-Canada royal tour by George VI and Queen Elizabeth. It was the first visit of a reigning monarch to Canada. It began 17 May 1939, and saw the royal couple visit every Canadian province as well as the United States and the Dominion of Newfoundland.

    Cited from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_tours_of_Canada#1939_royal_tour

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  11. Great picture of King George VI and the Queen Mum!

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