Item - PE001253 - Coronation Souvenir: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

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PE001253 - Coronation Souvenir: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

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  • May 12, 1937 (Creation)

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26x17cm booklet. 52 pages. Three color (Red / blue / gold) cover; photography for the remainder in black and white

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Commemorative magazine, issued by the Imperial Veterans of Canada, Edmonton Branch, on the occasion of the coronation of King George VI. The booklet includes articles on the coronation, statements from William Aberhart, Premier of Alberta, Joseph A. Clarke, Mayor of Edmonton, W. A. Griesbach, Senator (ex-Major General), and from the treasurer and chaplain of the Edmonton Branch. Also included are messages of goodwill from other organizations, in support of the coronation souvenir issue. While the features at the beginning of the booklet concentrate on the Coronation, the focus appears to shift to Imperial Veterans of Canada towards the end of the item. A substantial number of advertisements for various local businesses are included alongside the text of the booklet.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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