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Group photograph taken during a state visit to England

by Vandyk
glass negative, 27 June 1930
10in. x 12in. (254 mm x 304.8 mm)
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x44633

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  • Vandyk (active 1881-1947), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 662 portraits.

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