A photograph of a group of men dressed as comical police constables, taken by an unknown photographer in May 1937. The men were taking part in a fancy dress procession held in Leatherhead, Surrey to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI. This photograph is from an album compiled by Kodak Limited to record the Coronation of King George VI (1895-1952) and Queen Elizabeth (1900-2002) on 12 May 1937. George VI was the second son of George V and Mary of Teck. In 1923 he married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who bore him two daughters, Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret. He died from cancer on 6 February, 1952.. From the Kodak Collection at the National Science & Media Museum. This collection of photographs, equipment and printed material tracing the history of photography, was assembled by Kodak Limited and acquired from them in the mid-1980s. As well as approximately 200,000 photographs, the Collection includes nearly 10,000 items of photographic and cinematic equipment as well as books and printed ephemera. The Collection is especially strong in the area of popular photography. It includes examples of most of the products made by Kodak Limited and thousands of snapshots, dating back to the 1880s. It also contains work by known photographers such as Frank Meadow Sutcliffe and Paul Martin.
Fancy dress procession, 1937.