The coronation of King Edward VIII
Impression of the coronation of King Edward VIII showing the moment the king is crowned. The illustration appeared in a prepared Coronation number of the Illustrated London News, still in existence in the archive, full of images of the day, as well as blank pages ready for photographs. Edward abdicated the throne in December 1936 in order to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson and was succeeded by his younger brother, Albert (George VI). He became Duke of Windsor and married Wallis in 1937.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton
Miss Baba Beaton is the younger of the two beautiful and attractive Beaton girls. They are among the most popular of the blonde ex-debs, and no party is complete without them. Both Miss Nancy and Miss Baba Beaton have often been photographed by their clever brother, but this double portrait is not one of Mr Cecil Beaton's camera studies. Madame Yevonde was a prolific and ground-breaking society portrait and commercial photographer active between 1915 and 1975. She is particularly well-known for her astonishingly modern work using the Vivex colour process during the 1930's. Her images of society folk and other personalities appeared regularly in The Sketch or The Tatler through the 1920's and 30's.
© Yevonde Portrait Archive/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
The Duke and Duchess of Fife, Children and King Edward VII
(from Left): Alexander William George Duff, 1st Duke of Fife (1849-1912), his younger daughter Maud (1893- 1945), his wife Louise Victoria, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (1867-1931), King Edward VII (1841-1910), the eldest Fife daughter Alexandra Duff (1891-1959) and Maud of Wales, Queen of Norway (at this stage Princess of Denmark) (1869-1938). Date: 1904
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection