Rhode Island Picture Post Cards
June 19, 1911 Souvenir Coronation Postcard
For the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary
Tuck's Post Card - Mailed to Mrs. S. Reed - Providence, RI 



The Souvenir Postcard to the left was mailed to Mrs. S. Reed at 520 Smith Street in Providence, Rhode Island from her friend Elsie on June 19, 1911. Elsie is most likely, an American tourist in England on vacation and to see the Coronation of King George V and his wife Queen Mary. The reverse of the card is franked with the 1-pence (Carmine-Rose) King Edward VII issue of 1911, Scott #147 and tied by a June 19, 1911 Nottingham CDS.

The two towers in the background are Westminster Abbey and the two lines of poetry at the bottom of the card are by Alfred Lord Tennyson. 


The reverse of the card reads:

His Most Excellent Majesty George V
by the Grace of God, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, etc.

Born June 3rd 1865
Succeeded to the Throne May 6, 1910
Queen Mary born May 26th 1867

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George Frederick Ernest Albert was born on June 3, 1865 in London, England, the second son of  Prince Albert,
(later King Edward VII). He was the King of England from 1919 to 1936.

George served in the Royal Navy until 1892 when his older brother Prince Albert Victor died and he became the heir to the throne. He was created Duke of York in May of 1892 and he married Princess Mary of Teck in July of 1893. Mary had previously been engaged to his brother Albert. When his father Edward VII became King in 1901, he assumed the titles of Duke of Cornwall and Prince of Wales. He succeeded his father as King on May 6, 1910 and was crowned on June 22, 1911.

By the end of 1928, King George was seriously ill and never fully regained his health throughout the rest of his reign. King George and Queen Mary had five sons; King Edward VIII (who gave up the throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson and became Duke of Windsor), King George VI, Henry - Duke of Gloucester, George - Duke of Kent, and Prince John, who died young. They had one daughter, Princess Mary who married the Earl of Harewood.

King George V died on January 20, 1936 at Sandringham, Norfolk, England.


Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, (Princess Mary of Teck) was born on May 26, 1867 at Kensington Palace, London, England. Mary was the daughter of Prince Herzog Von Teck, a member of the Royal House of Württemberg. She was also the great-granddaughter of King George III of England.

Mary was engaged to Albert Victor, oldest son of Edward VII and heir to the throne of England in 1891, however he died shortly before the wedding was to take place. At the urging of his father, George became engaged to Mary and they were married on July 6, 1893

Queen Mary died on March 24, 1953 in London, England.

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