Gaumont British News item reflecting on the progress of the British Royal Family in the fifty years since the death of Queen Victoria.
SLATE INFORMATION - GAUMONT BRITISH NEWSREEL- FIFTY ROYAL YEARS
VARIOUS DATES AND LOCATIONS
Portrait of Queen Victoria
Four statues of Victoria
Portrait of Victoria at Coronation, 1838.
Portrait of Victoria as young Queen.
Portrait of Prince Albert.
Pan portrait of Great Exhibition - Crystal Palace.
June 1897 Diamond jubilee, procession in crowded street, cavalry with carriage in bkg.
GV Royal carriage followed by cavalry.
Different procession, Royal carriage Victoria nodding to crowd.
GV of a candle.
Oil lamp with man reading.
Gas light being lit.
Electric light turned on.
Pan Piccadilly at night.
GV well lit street of London.
Old fashioned telephone, man speaking into it.
Modern telephone (1947)
GV old fashioned steam engine (turn of the Century) at platform.
Modern (1947) steam train pulling into station.
(2 shots) First of Forth Bridge with battleship passing under it.
Victoria's funeral (coffin on gun carriage) followed by Edward VII & Kaiser Wilhelm. ( February 2, 1901)
Background: Gaumont British News item reflecting on the progress of the British Royal Family in the fifty years since the death of Queen Victoria. Includes footage from the funeral of Queen Victoria.
Newsreel caption says the newsreel was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria (January 22, 1901)