Title: H. M. Queen Elizabeth touring Women's Institute canning facility in Reading.
WorkType: photographs
Identifier: olvgroup1001067
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H. M. Queen Elizabeth touring Women
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Title:  H. M. Queen Elizabeth touring Women's Institute canning facility in Reading.
Work Type:  photographs; gelatin silver prints
Production:  Reading, England, Great Britain
Date:  1942 Dec 07
Associated Name:  Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain (1900-2002, English), subject
British War Relief Society of America, subject
National Federation of Women?s Institutes, subject
Berkshire Federation of Women?s Institutes, subject
Topics:  canned foods; Queens; food industry and trade
Note:  Inscription: Caption: [attached, printed:] The Queen Visits Women's Institute. The Queen visited the Women's Institute canning unit at Reading, presented at a cost of 300 by American countrywomen through the British War Relief Society of America, and during the visit asked to be allowed to "try her hand" when she saw cans of plums being sealed in an automatic sealer. Her Majesty received full marks for a "perfectly sealed canister".
Related Work:  part of Grace E. Frysinger Papers. Folder: Photographs of Queen Mary at the canning center at Reading University, inspecting canning equipment provided by farm women from the United States and Puerto Rico, members of Home Demonstration Clubs. RLG collection level record MHVW85-A173.
Repository:  Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute

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Title:  untitled
Date:  1942 Dec 07
Dimensions:  10.125x8 inches
Note:  Inscription: Caption: [attached, printed:] The Queen Visits Women's Institute. The Queen visited the Women's Institute canning unit at Reading, presented at a cost of 300 by American countrywomen through the British War Relief Society of America, and during the visit asked to be allowed to "try her hand" when she saw cans of plums being sealed in an automatic sealer. Her Majesty received full marks for a "perfectly sealed canister". ; Verso: [in blue ink:] Queen Elizabeth signing her Royal ?E? on the can of plums which she had sealed to identify the can which was lateron sent as a symbolic gift to Mrs Roosevelt, and formally presented to her in a ceremony December 7, 1942.
Use Restrictions:  Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute: This image may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the Schlesinger Library. Please contact the library at slref@radcliffe.edu.
Repository:  Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute
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Record Identifier: olvgroup1001067


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