By THE EDITOR OF THE “DAILY GRAPHIC”
In countless homes throughout Britain, the Commonwealth-and many I other lands-there are people who collect and treasure pictures of our Royal Family. They make scrap-book albums, cutting pictures from newspapers and magazines. Each picture holds memories of imperishable moments through the years.
They do it because of their abiding affection for the Royal Family-an affection shown particularly this year upon the death of King George VI and the Accession of his beloved daughter, the Second Elizabeth.
But more than a scrap-book is needed. I have been asked so frequently if it were possible to produce a permanent memento one that would grow year by year . . . an attractively bound album of Royal pictures taken by Britain’s leading photographers.
The “Daily Graphic” Royal Family Picture Annual is the answer.
Published in association with Pitkin Pictorials Ltd.-whose series of Royal Souvenir Books has achieved world-wide appreciation-this new Annual is a complete gift book . . . the start of a continuous pictorial record of the Royal Family’s heavy round of public and social activities.
This first volume, appearing at the onset of the new reign, covers a momentous Royal year from August 1951 onwards. The second volume, to be published in 1953, will continue the story and include photographs of the Coronation.
Naturally, we are proud that many of the 226 pictures in this book are by our own staff photographers; you will see Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in some of her loveliest studies; the Duke of Edinburgh; the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret; the Royal children; that gracious lady, Queen Mary, and other members of the Royal Family.
Therefore, you will enjoy this Annual . . . and the others that will follow.
Under a new Elizabeth, I believe we have begun a great epoch in British history. Day-by-day the story will unfold; but, here, in the “Daily Graphic” Royal Family Picture Annuals, will remain a permanent record of a family, Christian in belief and faithful in service, that leads a great Commonwealth and Empire to a splendid future.
Hardcover, 111 pages. In very good pre-loved condition with the exception of some minor age discoloration inside both covers (consistent with a book of it’s age) and a name and inscription on first page. No dustcover.