Highlights of the Royal Tour : Westward Through Canada on the Line of the Canadian Pacific Railway * together with * Original B&W Photo of Queen Elizabeth on the Bridge of Steamship Princess Marguerite and Passenger List Folder for the RMS Empress of Britain. Canadian Pacific Limited.

Highlights of the Royal Tour : Westward Through Canada on the Line of the Canadian Pacific Railway * together with * Original B&W Photo of Queen Elizabeth on the Bridge of Steamship Princess Marguerite and Passenger List Folder for the RMS Empress of Britain

n.p. Canadian Pacific Limited, [1939]. Paperback. Together, three items. Saddle stapled pamphlet, 4to (11 inches tall), pp. 20, illustrated with pictures from the royal tour in 1939 ; an unpublished, original B&W photo (3-3/4 inch tall x 2-3/4 inch wide) of Queen Elizabeth restraining her hat on the bridge of the Steamship "Princess Marguerite", taken by a crew member during the crossing from Vancouver to Victoria ; a souvenir Passenger List folder, 4to (contains NO passenger list - folder only) printed on both sides "...specially designed for the occasion of the sailing of the Royal Party from Halifax, Nova Scotia, on June 15th, 1939, by the 'Empress of Britain.' Pamphlet is fine ; photo with minor creases and photo details in ink verso ; folder with edge wear, soil and some closed tears especially at ends of center fold. Very Good. Item #2650

"The 1939 royal tour of Canada by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth was undertaken in the build-up to World War II as a way to emphasise the independence of the Dominion from Britain. The visit lasted from May 17 to June 15, covering every Canadian province, the Dominion of Newfoundland, and a few days in the United States. There had been previous royal tours of Canada, but this was unprecedented in its scope. The tour was an enormous event, attracting huge crowds at each new city.' wiki.

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