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  • Short Summary

    Queen Mary visits Hackney - great shots of excitable crowd waiting to see her. 1915?

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    Hackney, London.

    Queen Mary greeted by huge crowd in working-class area. Shot convoy of royal cars driving down street, flags and bunting strung overhead. Crowds spill into street from pavement, boys run alongside cars, 2 black men in uniform cross in foreground, a policeman on horseback rides next to convoy.

    M/S, looking over heads of crowd, of the Queen's car (stationary). Parents hold children aloft to catch glimpse of Queen getting out. Crowd cheer when they see the Queen, press photographers take pictures. Queen's flowered hat barely visible in crowd.

    Similar shot, looking over heads of crowd, of Queen getting back into car. Police help Royal bodyguards clear crowds away from door. The cars drive off, crowd swarms behind.

    GV street crammed with people; celebration or festival atmosphere. People see the camera and all face toward it; smiling, laughing kids, hopping up & down - generally a happy bunch. A man tries to arrange the excitable crowd of kids and women so everyone can be seen by the camera.

    M/S of Queen and vicar getting into car (good shot - we actually get to see the Queen's face!). Car departs. More great crowd shots.

    World War One home front patriotism.

    Modified WPA record.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:43:00 / 01:22:58:00
    ON 019 B

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