Christening of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (LOC)

    Bain News Service,, publisher.

    Christening of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

    [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
    Photograph shows members of the British family, identified on negative: standing, (l-r): Duke of Connaught, H.M. the King, Duke of York, Earl of Strathmore. Seated (l-r): [Lady] Elphinstone, H.M. the Queen, Duchess of York & baby, Countess of Strathmore; Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles.
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

    General information about the Bain Collection is available at

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LC-B2- 3561-13

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    1. trialsanderrors (4 days ago | reply)

      Dated 6/19/[19]26, christening of the currentQueen Elizabeth II.

      Top row, l-to-r:
      1. Duke of Connaught, likely Prince Arthur, George V's uncle
      2. H.M. the King George V, Elizabeth's paternal grandfather
      3. Duke of York, later King George VI, Elizabeth's father
      4. Earl of Strathmore, Claude Bowes-Lyon, Elizabeth maternal grandfather

      Bottom row, l-to-r:
      1. (?) Elphinstone, likely Mary Elphinstone, the sister of the Queen Mother, so Elizabeth's aunt
      2. H.M. The Queen, Mary of Teck, Elizabeth's paternal grandmother
      3. Duchess of York, Elizabeth the Queen mother, with baby
      4. Countess of Strathmore, likely Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Elizabeth's maternal grandmother
      5. Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles, Elizabeth's aunt

    2. swanq (4 days ago | reply)

      From ction
      "The Queen was born Princess Elizabeth of York at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London.
      The Princess was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. She was named after her mother, while her two middle names are those of her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra, and paternal grandmother, Queen Mary."

      And p?exhibition... shows the same picture, dates the christening as May 29, 1926, and describes everyone. Mary Elphinstone and Princess Mary were godmothers as well as aunts.

    3. swanq (4 days ago | reply)

      According to the Royal Collection copy, the photographer was Vandyk (father or son) who conveniently had a studio just down Buckingham Palace Road.
      From collection/p...
      "Photographic studio founded by Carl Vandyk (1851-1931). From 1881 to 1913 Vandyk Ltd. were based at 125 Gloucester Road and from 1901 to 1947 they had their premises at several addresses in Buckingham Palace Road. Carl Vandyk was succeeded by his son Herbert Vandyk (1880-1943)"

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