National Geographic : 1937 May
Photograph by AP from Pictures, Inc. MAKING PLASTER MEDALLIONS OF THE KING AND QUEEN These plaques will form street decorations along the route followed by the coronation procession (page 618). Among the finished products hanging in the background is a cast showing the heads of Their Majesties, superimposed one above the other. Many such casts will be cherished for generations as family mementos of the Coronation of King George VI. Photograph from Wide World IN THIS OAKEN CHAIR KING GEORGE VIWILL BECROWNED More venerated than any glittering throne isthesimple, initial-scarred chair, in Westminster Abbey. In this have been crowned alltheSovereigns ofBritain but two since 1308 (p. 617). Therock slab under theseat isthehallowed Stone of Scone on which the Scottish Kings were crowned. The shield and two-handed sword were borne by EdwardIII when hefought inFrance nearly 600years ago.