Illustrated Programme of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession
- June 1897
Programme for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession, 22 June 1897. "Illustrated Programme of the Royal Jubilee Procession. Authorised by HRH The Prince of Wales K.G. Published in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospital Fund for London to which the entire profits will be devoted". Publishing Office, 190 Strand, London. "To commemorate the 60th Year of the Queen's Reign".
63 printed pages, plus 3 black, plus front and back cover.
The Diamond Jubilee procession for Queen Victoria took place on 22 June 1897 in London. The event was covered by almost every film producer in Britain – never before had an event been filmed so extensively. Films of the Jubilee procession were included in every dealer’s list and were to appear on practically every programme. The importance of the Jubilee as a boost to the fledgling British film industry was profound.
Forty cameramen from 20 around companies paid for their positions dotted along the route of the procession shooting thousands of feet of film. These included Gaumont, Lumiere and Joly-Normandin from France, J H Smith of Switzerland, American Mutoscope and Biograph Company as well as several British companies, including R J Appleton, E P Prestwich and R W Paul. Many (but not all) of these films still exist.