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This card demonstrates a father’s efforts to capture various aspects of the coronation of King George V in 1911 for his daughter. Note the sense of personal connection with the royal family that is assumed in the message. It reads:

“My dear wee one: The coronation is over a great success it would have been fearful in this heat. I am resting in one of England’s beauty spots while the poor King & Queen are still working hard in Wales. Fortunately after this month they will send the children back to school. We have a very wise King & Queen.”

Personal letter written to London, Ontario, Canada

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