Souvenir in Commeration of the Coronation of their Majesties King George V, and Queen Mary.on Thursday June 22nd, 1911. also Route of Procession on June 23rd, and 29th.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 370 x 370mm (14½ x 14½). Creased, small hole in edge.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the coronation of George V. Within a border of flags and leaves are portraits of George and Queen Mary and an itinerary. The East London Printing Company was founded by Alexander Bloom c.1896 in Whitechapel Road, moving to Houndsditch in 1908. Postcards were a large part of their output, both comic and topical. In 1911, the same year as the coronation, Bloom photographed the progress of the Sidney Street Siege, making postcards for boys to sell to queues outside West End Theatres, the most popular one being a portrait of Winston Churchill. The firm folded in the 1930s.
[Ref: 32315] £140.00