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Diamond Jubilee Procession Taken from Apsley House

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession pivots past this well-chosen camera position.

Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent


While other film companies might have favoured camera positions that allowed them to gain up-close and personal images of the procession, this big wide frame was filmed on a special large-format camera, capturing the sheer extent of the pomp and circumstance in vivid detail. There were three such cameras positioned along the route; of the films shot by them only this one survives. Perched on the steps of Apsley House, cameraman John Le Couteur captures a fantastic view of the procession as it turns from Constitution Hill towards Piccadilly.