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Ceremonies Collection

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey

Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey
A panoramic view inside Westminster Abbey to show the position, movements and sequence of ceremonies (indicated by numbers) of the Coronation ceremony of King George VI. Date: 1937

Background imageCeremonies Collection: The Coronation Regalia of Britain

The Coronation Regalia of Britain
The various pieces of regalia used during the Coronation ceremonies of British Kings and Queens. 1. St. Edwards Crown, 2. The Imperial State Crown, 3. Prince of Wales coronet, 4

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
General view of the State Procession down the Nave led by H. M. The Queen, flanked by her Maids of Honour after the Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. 1953

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned
The moment during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II where the Archbishop of Canterbury places St Edwards crown on the Queens head. Date: 1953

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Initiation of a freemason

Initiation of a freemason
The initiation ceremony of a freemason (central detail); watercolour in the Musee du Grand Orient de France de la Franc-Maconnerie Europeene. Date: 19th Century

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Druids

Druids lunar ceremony

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Menin Gate memorial, Ypres 1927

Menin Gate memorial, Ypres 1927
The Menin Gate memorial at Ypres, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Ypres Salient of World War One and whose graves are unknown

Background imageCeremonies Collection: South Africa (XIX). Zulu Kingdom (1883). Restoration

South Africa (XIX). Zulu Kingdom (1883). Restoration Cettewayo, king of the Zulus. Cetewayo attends the ceremony indaba conference to meet the Induna (Zulu and Xhosa leaders)

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Marriage of Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon 1923

Marriage of Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon 1923
Marriage of Duke of York (later George VI) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey, London. Archbishop of Canterbury performing the ceremony the King and Queen standing behind

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau
Spectacular illustration by ILN special artist, Bryan de Grineau, showing the supreme moment of the Coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey when the Archbishop of Canterbury

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Rosh Hashanah, Paris

Rosh Hashanah, Paris
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (first new moon after the autumn equinox) in a Paris synagogue

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Opening ceremony by Queen Victoria, Great Exhibition 1851

Opening ceremony by Queen Victoria, Great Exhibition 1851
25, 000 grangers and dignitaries with season tickets attending the grand opening by Queen Victoria on the 1st of May 1851 of the temporary glass structure, The Great Exhibition, Hyde Park, London

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Vauxhall Gardens / 1833

Vauxhall Gardens / 1833
C. H. Simpson, Master of Ceremonies, venerated with an illuminated likeness at Vauxhall Gardens

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices

Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices
Ancient Persian priests in white robes performing ritual sacrifices at a pyre. Pireo e Sacerdoti Persi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Idol Vitzliputzli (Huitzilopochtli). Mexican idol

Idol Vitzliputzli (Huitzilopochtli). Mexican idol. Engraving. Historia de la Conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progresos de la America septentrional

Background imageCeremonies Collection: A Baptism according to the Greek Church in Russia

A Baptism according to the Greek Church in Russia Date: circa 1730s

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Scene from The Faithful Heart

Scene from The Faithful Heart
A scene from the film The Faithful Heart depicting a fictional Victoria Cross investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Date: 1932

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Embalming Mummy Mummies Egypt Ancient Egyptian

Embalming Mummy Mummies Egypt Ancient Egyptian
embalming, mummy, mummies, egypt, ancient, egyptian, egyptians, tutankhamen, historical, reconstruction, process, embalmers, priests, priest, wrapping, dead, deceased, burial, funeral, fortunino

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Okuyi Mask (mask of ancestors). Punu Art (Bapunu)

Okuyi Mask (mask of ancestors). Punu Art (Bapunu) from Gabon. They embody the spirits of the deceased, in the mourning ceremonies

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Military mass

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Military mass in the nationalist area (1936)

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Ceremony in a Megalithic burial mound

Ceremony in a Megalithic burial mound
A reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell designed to give an impression of the ceremonies associated with the holiest part of a Megalithic burial mound - the right-hand recess of the cruciform

Background imageCeremonies Collection: RACIAL/MANDAN CEMETERY

RACIAL/MANDAN CEMETERY
Mandan cemetery: the ring of skulls is where the ceremonies take place; beyond are the platforms on which the bodies of the dead are laid Date: circa 1830

Background imageCeremonies Collection: MANDAN CEMETERY 1830S

MANDAN CEMETERY 1830S
A cemetery of the Mandan people. The ring of skulls is where ceremonies take place, beyond are the platforms on which the bodies of the dead are laid Date: 1830s

Background imageCeremonies Collection: R. I. Historical costume ball by John Hassall

R. I. Historical costume ball by John Hassall
Scenes from the historical costume ball of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, with the various history-themed entertainments, devised by Master of Ceremonies, John Hassall

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Unveiling of Cenotaph, War Memorial 1920

Unveiling of Cenotaph, War Memorial 1920
George V seen standing close to the newly rebuilt Cenotaph in Whitehall, London at 11 oclock. As Big Ben begins to chime, the king presses the electric button releasing the two Union Jacks which

Background imageCeremonies Collection: King placing his tribute at the Cenotaph, London 1920

King placing his tribute at the Cenotaph, London 1920
After the two minute silence King George V laying a wreath down on the newly opened Cenotaph, Whitehall, London. 11th November 1920

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Unknown Warrior procession going to Westminster Abbey 1920

Unknown Warrior procession going to Westminster Abbey 1920
Various photographs of the Unknown Warrior travelling on a gun-carriage pulled by six black horses to Westminster Abbey, London with crowds of people watching. 11th November 1920

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Unknown Warrior procession through London 1920

Unknown Warrior procession through London 1920
Various photographs of the Unknown Warrior travelling through the centre of London with crowds of people watching. 11th November 1920

Background imageCeremonies Collection: George V putting wreath on Unknown Warriors coffin 1920

George V putting wreath on Unknown Warriors coffin 1920
King George V putting a wreath on the Unknown Warriors coffin, just before unveiling of Cenotaph, War Memorial in Whitehall, London. 1920

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Plan and elevation of an ancient Greek theater

Plan and elevation of an ancient Greek theater. Portico and steps A, arcades B, stage C, proscenium D, understage or hyposcenium E, prompters box or timello F, dressing room or parascenium G

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Christmas Truce Memorial, Peace Village, Messines

Christmas Truce Memorial, Peace Village, Messines
The memorial carries the words A Lull in the Hate and refers to the football match played between the Germans and the British at Christmas 1914

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Crossing the dateline, marine ceremonies

Crossing the dateline, marine ceremonies

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Advert, Gala for Benefit of Mr Simpson

Advert, Gala for Benefit of Mr Simpson
Advert, Gala for the Benefit of Mr Simpson, Master of The Ceremonies of the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, taking place on Monday 19 August 1833. 1833

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Costume of an Aide des Ceremonies, Napoleonic era

Costume of an Aide des Ceremonies, Napoleonic era. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la France

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Michel Ancel des Granges, Maitre des Ceremonies

Michel Ancel des Granges, Maitre des Ceremonies at the coronation of King Louis XV. Handcoloured lithograph after a painting of the coronation of Lous XV from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs

Background imageCeremonies Collection: America - Inauguration Of Washington In New York

America - Inauguration Of Washington In New York
The Inauguration Ceremony Of George Washington In New York. Date: 1789

Background imageCeremonies Collection: The Spouses of the Law Conducted Home

The Spouses of the Law Conducted Home
Depiction of the Spouses of the Law conducted home Date: 1737

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Maximilians Suite

Maximilians Suite
The component people that made up Archduke Maximilian and Archduchess Charlottes suite (Left to Right). Knight Kuhachevich, Treasurer. Count Francois Zichy, Master of Ceremonies

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Indian ceremonies, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, USA

Indian ceremonies, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, USA
Indian ceremonies during the summer carnival in the Garden of the Gods, Colorado, USA. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Beating the bounds of the Tower of London 1906

Beating the bounds of the Tower of London 1906
Beating the bounds is still carried out in the Tower of London today every three years on Ascension Day. One of Londons oddest traditions

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Welsh Eisteddfod 1906

Welsh Eisteddfod 1906
Opening of Gorsedd, Ceremony in which druids are in a circle, the Gorsedd (meaning chief) sit on a throne, where the Eisteddfod is proclaimed. 1906

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Welsh Eisteddfod Regalia 1906

Welsh Eisteddfod Regalia 1906
Welsh Eisteddfod Regalia and Offices. Ceremony in the Royal National Eisteddfod takes place every summer in the first week of August, been happening for a couple of centuries since 1568

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Picking up sixpences at Smithfield 1902

Picking up sixpences at Smithfield 1902
Centuries-old tradition, when 21 sixpences were placed upon a flat gravestone in the churchyard at St. Bartholomew in Smithfield, London, on Good Friday morning

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Opening of the Congo railway, page from The Graphic

Opening of the Congo railway, page from The Graphic
The opening of the Congo Railway: the inauguration ceremonies. A page from The Graphic, 3rd September 1898. Among the photographs on the page are those showing a march past of the troops at Boma

Background imageCeremonies Collection: The opening days of the coronation ceremonies to mark the Emperor of India with Edward

The opening days of the coronation ceremonies to mark the Emperor of India with Edward VII not attending, instead sending his brother, the Duke of Connaught

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Taking the Oath to join the British Army 1901

Taking the Oath to join the British Army 1901
British military oath taken in front of a magistrate, during the Second Boer War. Date: 1901

Background imageCeremonies Collection: Interior of Court of Exchequer Chamber, showing the ancient ceremony of chopping sticks

Interior of Court of Exchequer Chamber, showing the ancient ceremony of chopping sticks and counting horse-shoes and hob-nails, this tradition was abolition in 1882. Date: 1844

Background imageCeremonies Collection: The Cenotaph, London - surrounded by memorial wreaths

The Cenotaph, London - surrounded by memorial wreaths laid during the Remembrance Day ceremonies. 1925



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