Royal Visit photographs

Queen exiting car Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II with Mrs. I.W. Akerley and IODE members Queen Elizabeth II with Creed Hollis Queen Elizabeth II with Mrs. I.W. Akerley Queen Elizabeth II shaking E.M. Beazley's hand Prince Philip shaking Mr. E.M. Beazley's hand Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in motorcade Queen Elizabeth II exiting car [close-up] Queen Elizabeth II greets crowd
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Royal Visit photographs

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  • Statements of responsibility: Benjamin Studios Dartmouth [black and white photographs only]
  • Attributions and conjectures: Photographer Allen Benjamin noted that at the time the Queen "was heavy with child but it was a state secret until they arrived back in England". (2010 email to HRM Archives)

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  • 1959 (Creation)

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  • 16 photographs: b&w 25 x 20 cm
  • 4 photographs: col. 13 x 9 cm

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These photographs were removed from the Dartmouth Mayor's Office in 1996 as part of the Civic Collection (barcodes 10040013-10040043) assembled prior to municipal amalgamation. They were transferred to HRM Archives in 2006.

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File consists of photographs showing Dartmouth officials with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their visit to Dartmouth in the summer of 1959. Many of the photographs were taken in front of the Dartmouth Town Hall on Wyse Rd. They were compiled by Clerk/Treasurere Clifford Moir into a photo album.

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Item listing reflects the order the photographs appeared in the photo album they were removed from.

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Benjamin Studios has permitted use of its photographs with acknowledgment of Benjamin Studios.

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The black and white photographs are inscribed with Benjamin Studios Dartmouth on the front. Each photograph has a number written underneath this inscription, presumably assigned by the photographer.

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