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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

(1900-2002), Queen of George VI

Sitter associated with 536 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 Hay Wrightson - NPG x29156

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29156

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29158

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29158

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29159

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29159

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29160

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29160

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29161

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29161

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29163

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29163

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29162

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1919
NPG x29162

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

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Unknown photographer - NPG x139734

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x139734

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29333

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29333

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29334

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29334

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29335

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29335

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29336

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29336

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29337

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29337

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29338

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29338

'The Wedding of 6th Earl of Harewood and Princess Mary', by Vandyk - NPG x32507

'The Wedding of 6th Earl of Harewood and Princess Mary'

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 28 February 1922
NPG x32507

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