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[The Duke of Cornwall and York, decorating South African Veterans at the base of Queen Victoria's Statue]. 


September 21, 1901

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph : b&w, glass plate negative ; 20.3 x 25.4 cm.
Negatives - glass

Scope and content

This image depicts the Duke of Cornwall and York presenting the South African war medal to veterans after the unveiling of the statue of Queen Victoria on Parliament Hill. The view of the future king George V is obscured in the image by several other officers. The Duchess of Cornwall and York stands to the centre left dressed in black and shielded by an umbrella.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Glass plate negatives do not travel. Mus
t be consulted at Preservation Centre.
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-011815
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
00591F Item no. assigned by LAC 36
90: Open
Other accession no.
1936-270 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada/PA-011815
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Finding aid no.

Additional information

Described by the RECON project.

In this medal ceremony, the Duke of Cornwall and York presented the South African war medal to fourteen officers, one hundred and twenty-five men, and three nursing sisters (Georgina Pope, Sarah Forbes and Deborah Hurcomb).

Related materials
Written on envelope: "Proof no. 732S".

Series title
1. Royal Tour
2. Topley Album 21

Subject heading

1. Visits of state Canada
2. Visites officielles Canada
3. Monuments, etc. Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
4. Monuments, etc. Victoria, reine de Grande-Bretagne, 1819-1901
5. Parliament Hill (Ottawa, Ont.)
6. Colline parlementaire (Ottawa, Ont.)


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