Queen Elizabeth, 1900 - 2002, Queen Elizabeth II, b. 1926 and George VI, 1895 - 1952
© Photograph by Marcus Adams, Camera Press London

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Queen Elizabeth, 1900 - 2002, Queen Elizabeth II, b. 1926 and George VI, 1895 - 1952 about 1928
  • Scottish Art
This photograph was not available for public viewing in the lifetime of Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) as she did not like it and considered it too informal. However, Mrs I. L. Hunter, who was then the photographer, Marcus Adams’ assistant, enjoyed it and made a print for her own pleasure. Far from damaging the public image of the monarchy, it shows one happy family: a slightly shy George VI, then still The Duke of York; his radiant wife; and a happy little girl having the giggles, yet to become Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

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Negative

Specifically a transparent material on which the tones and colours of a photograph are in reverse, from which a print is made. The term 'negative space' refers to the area around an object.

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Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 29.4
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 14.70 x 20.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Mrs I.L. Hunter, Edinburgh