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George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 With digital objects
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  • ON00120 023-1-.1-1-.1-2
  • Item
  • June 5, 1939
  • Part of Sudbury Star

One image of King George VI (second on left) and Queen Elizabeth (left with back to camera) standing with Sudbury Mayor William Joseph Laforest, Prime Minister William Lyon MacKenzie King (right, profile) and Margaret Laforest (Mayor Laforest's daughter, right with back to camera) while their driver waits for them at their car in Athletic Park (now Queen's Athletic Field) in Sudbury, Ontario. Copper Cliff Mayor Everett Alfred Collins can also be seen standing on the top of the stands (top right) with another man.

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  • ON00120 023-1-.1-1-.1-4
  • Item
  • June 5, 1939
  • Part of Sudbury Star

One image of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth inside their car at Garson Crossing. A crowd is gathered to greet them including several Mounties and military personal.

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  • ON00120 023-1-.1-1-.1-5
  • Item
  • June 5, 1939
  • Part of Sudbury Star

One image of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth walking beside their train with Capreol Mayor James E. Coyne (beside the Queen), various dignitaries and two Mounties in Capreol, Ontario.

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  • ON00120 023-1-.1-1-.1-6
  • Item
  • June 5, 1939
  • Part of Sudbury Star

One image of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth standing outside on the open end observation car of their train in Capreol, Ontario. The Queen is holding a bouquet and the King is holding a cigarette.

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  • ON00120 023-1-.1-1-.1-8
  • Item
  • May 18, 1939
  • Part of Sudbury Star

One image of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth exiting their car at city hall on Notre-Dame Street East in Montreal, Quebec. A crowd, including military personnel, are gathered to greet them. Château Ramezay (280 Notre-Dame Street East) and an advertisement for macaroni can be seen in the background.

King and Queen Visit Canada

  • ON00120 045-1
  • Item
  • Digitized 2015 (originally June 5, 1939)
  • Part of Herbert Rose

One home movie made by Herbert Rose of the Royal Visit in Sudbury, Ontario. Scenes include;

Colour Film

0:00 Elm Street, flags, portraits of the King and Queen (as window displays for the Star Building), the Sudbury Star
Building (22 Elm Street) and the Nickel Range Hotel (8-12 Elm Street)
0:30 World War One Veteran on Elm Street
0:41 The Sudbury Star building at 22 Elm Street
0:53 The Nickel Range Hotel at 8-12 Elm Street
0:57 The Balmoral Hotel on the corner of Elm and Elgin Streets
1:07 The Post Office on the corner of Elm and Durham Streets
1:23 Cochrane Dunlop Hardware at 29 Durham Street
1:28 The Post Office on the corner of Elm and Durham Streets
1:39 Stevens Building at 53-75 Elm Street
1:44 Nickel Range Hotel at 8-12 Elm Street
1:50 Street Car
1:54 Band dressed in traditional Indigenous Clothing
2:41 Young boy with Dominion Periscope
2:54 Clown

Black & White Film

2:58 Inco’s Frood Mine: King and Queen arriving at the Mine
3:32 King and Queen dressed in mining hats and coats being escorted underground by Inco Vice-President and General Manager Don MacAskill and General Superintendent of Mines and Smelters Ralph Parker
5:06 King and Queen leaving underground tour
5:21 Inco officials seen through window talking with King George IV
5:32 King and Queen leaving Inco’s Frood Mine
6:02 Downtown at night, crowds on Elm Street

Colour Film

6:27 Fireworks
6:42 Fireworks in shape of slag dumping
6:55 Fireworks in shape of King and Queen profiles
7:04 End

Q + K

One film of the Royal Visit at Garson Crossing in Garson, Ontario.

00:00 Awaiting the King and Queen’s arrival at Garson Crossing.
01:37 Arrival of the Royal Train.
02:03 The band performing and the crowd waiting.
02:58 Arrival of the Royal Train.

03:26 Arrival of King George IV and Queen Elizabeth at Garson Crossing.
04:45 Departure of the King and Queen in their car.
04:19 Departure of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, Sudbury Mayor William Joseph Laforest, Margaret Laforest (Mayor Laforest's daughter), Copper Cliff Mayor Everett Alfred Collins and Mary Ireland (Mayor Collin’s niece) in their car.
04:54 End.

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  • ON00120 023-1-.1-1-.1-7
  • Item
  • June 5, 1939
  • Part of Sudbury Star

One image of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth walking beside their train with Capreol Mayor James E. Coyne (beside the Queen), various dignitaries and two Mounties in Capreol, Ontario. A crowd is gathered to greet them including military personal.