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Vintage photos of:
King George V and Queen Mary attending a military function, accompanied by Canadian Army officers (notice the maple leaf cap badges of the officers standing behind the VIPs). The reverse of the photo is stamped "Geo. Collard, Press Photographer, 19, Hartfield Crescent, Wimbledon, S.W. 19". This photo belonged to my great-grandfather Frank H. Briggs of Hamilton, Ontario, who was a dentist in the British Army. Not sure of the date, but judging by the King's appearance, probably the 1930s (he died in 1936). View full size.