|An unmounted glossy gelatin silver press print showing crowds filing past the catafalque of King George V, as it lies in state in Westminster Hall. The photographer has used a long exposure to blur the mourners slowly shuffling around the hall and thus express their movement. The catafalque and its guard of honour are immobile and therefore crisp and sharp.
A typed piece of paper pasted to the reverse of the print reads: ‘Lying-in-State of King George V at Westminster Hall / 24-1-36 / O.P.S.A. General View showing crowds filing past the catafalque / (Picture taken by ordinary hall lighting).’
A wetstamp verso credits the Graphic Photo Union of 200, Grays Inn Road, London W.C.1.
The print, including a narrow white border, measures 8” by 10” (203 mm by 255 mm).
condition: The print is in excellent condition, apart from a small tear in the border at the tip of the upper left-hand corner.
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