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King George V (1865-1936), Reigned 1910-36

Sitter in 403 portraits
As the second son of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, George V had not expected to become king. He had enjoyed a long and successful career in the Navy before his accession in 1910. His conscientious and unpretentious approach to his duties as king provided stability during an unsettled period, which included the First World War and the Great Depression. He was the first monarch to use the medium of radio to speak to the nation.

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x193088

'The King's Derby'

after William Booty
bromide postcard print, (26 May 1909)
NPG x193088

x197276

'Our Beloved King & Queen and the Cripple Lad' (including Queen Mary and King George V)

by Unknown photographer, for Daily Mirror, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x197276

x196929

King George V; King Edward VII; Queen Mary

published by Davidson Brothers, after Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide postcard print, 1910
NPG x196929

x196932

'King George V and Queen Mary with their children'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd, after Langfier Ltd, and James Charles Dinham, and Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), and Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, published 1910s
NPG x196932

x197673

'Defenders of Our Empire'

published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd, after Swaine, and Langfier Ltd, and Alexander Bassano, and Sport & General Press Agency Ltd, and James Russell & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1911 or after
NPG x197673

x196944

'God Save Our King and Queen' (King George V; Queen Mary)

published by Birn Brothers, after Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide postcard print, 1911
NPG x196944

x32361

King George V

by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, 1913
NPG x32361

x138142

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia; King George V

by Ernst Sandau
vintage print, 1913
NPG x138142

x193603

'Men who are making History'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x193603

x28259

Queen Mary; King George V

by W. & D. Downey
postcard print, circa 1918
NPG x28259

x20797

King George V

by Vandyk
bromide print, 9 September 1919
NPG x20797

x32196

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 9 September 1919
NPG x32196

x32310

King George V

by Vandyk
glass negative, 9 September 1919
NPG x32310

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