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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

(1900-2002), Queen of George VI

Sitter associated with 531 portraits
Born in the last year of Queen Victoria's reign. Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married the Duke of York in 1923. She became Queen Elizabeth when her husband was crowned King George VI in 1937. On the King's death in 1952 she became known as the Queen Mother and her elder daughter became Queen Elizabeth II. She was the first member of the British Royal Family to pass the age of 100.

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Frederick & Hubert Thurston - NPG x34719

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Frederick & Hubert Thurston
vintage bromide print, 1902
NPG x34719

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Frederick & Hubert Thurston - NPG x34722

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Frederick & Hubert Thurston
bromide press print, January 1905
NPG x34722

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x41292

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x41292

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x68984

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
sepia-toned matte print on photographer's card mount, 1907
NPG x68984

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x68982

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
sepia-toned matte print on brown card mount, 1907
NPG x68982

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x68983

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
sepia-toned matte print on photographer's card, 1907
NPG x68983

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x125213

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
sepia-toned matte print on photographer's card mount, 1907
NPG x125213

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x11812

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
glossy bromide print, 1907
NPG x11812

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x41296

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x41296

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x41295

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x41295

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Rita Martin - NPG x41293

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Rita Martin
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x41293

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x34717

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide press print, 1909
NPG x34717

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29164

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29164

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29339

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG Ax29339

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29340

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG Ax29340

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29341

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG Ax29341

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29342

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG Ax29342

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