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Y3069A Canadian Pacific Railway, British Columbia
Y3069B Canadian Pacific Railway, British Columbia
Y3070A Photographs of Bermuda 1908-1909
Y3070C Photographs of Bermuda. circa 1967
Y3071A Photographs of the Bahamas
Y3071B The unveiling of the statue of Queen Victoria on Empire Day by His Excellency Sir Wm Grey-Wilson
Y3071C Views in the Bahamas. circa 1965
Y3071D Views in Nassau and its vicinity 1982
Y3072B Photographs of Barbados. circa 1905
Y3072C Two views of Bridgetown, Barbados, circa 1880
Y3072D Views of Barbados
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The unveiling of the statue of Queen Victoria on Empire Day by His Excellency Sir Wm Grey-Wilson

Title The unveiling of the statue of Queen Victoria on Empire Day by His Excellency Sir Wm Grey-Wilson
Reference GBR/0115/Y3071B
Creator Armbrister, Frederick S, fl 1905-1929, photographer
Covering Dates 1905
Extent and Medium 1 image; Fair condition, but with some fading and silvering.
Repository Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
Content and context

Frederick S. Armbrister was a commercial photographer in Nassau, Bahamas. He was active in 1905 and in the 1920s.

Captioned, mounted print. The photograph is accompanied by a newspaper cutting from the 'Nassau Guardian' of May 27 1905 which contains a detailed report of the event. The picture shows the unveiled statue in Rawson Square with crowds of spectators, many carrying umbrellas, in the foreground. The balcony of the government building behind is also crowded and is decked with flags. The statue, 'of the finest Carrara marble' shows Queen Victoria seated in robes of state and carrying the orb and sceptre. The sculptor was John Adams-Acton, 8 Langford Place, London. Sir William Grey-Wilson, who has not been identified in this photograph, was Governor of the Bahamas from 1904-12, having previously been Governor of St. Helena (1887-97) and the Falkland Islands (1897-1904). Photograph by F.S. Armbrister of Nassau.

Access and Use

Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, The unveiling of the statue of Queen Victoria on Empire Day by His Excellency Sir Wm Grey-Wilson, Y3071B

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Indexed

This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche number 11.

Index Terms
Bahama Islands
Bahamas
North and Central America
West Indies
Armbrister, Frederick S (fl 1905-1929) photographer
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