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Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - St Paul's South - Indian Escort and Queen

The moment preceding the arrival of the Queen's Carriage

Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent


Although it's almost identical to another piece of film showing this moment of the Jubilee (shot by the same camera), this scrap of celluloid, probably an early print from RW Paul's Animatograph Company sent to the colonies soon after the Jubilee, arrived back in England all the way from Canada. This journey is testament not only to the breadth of the Empire at the time (reflected in the number of colonial troops visible), but also of the scope of cinema as a medium of communication.