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Queen Victoria statue damaged in British Guiana.
Physical Description:
1 photograph : gelatin silver print on photographic paper ; sheet 25.5 x 20.3 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Acq 2019327d
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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"1.6.54. Queen Victoria statue damaged in British Guiana. Vandals, believed to be fanatic supporters of the People's Progressive Party, set off two dynamite explosions which rocked Georgetown's civic centre recently - and all but destroyed the magnificent marble statue of Queen Victoria which has stood for over 58 years in the grounds of the Law Courts. The explosion blew off the head of the statue; smashed away the left arm carrying the Orb and damaged other sections of the monument ..."--Verso.
The statue by Henry Richard Hope-Pinker was unveiled in 1894.
The verso of the photograph bears two ink stamps of the Keystone Press Agency (London and New York).
Subject Terms:
Art -- Mutilation, defacement, etc.
Hope-Pinker, Henry Richard, 1850-1927.
People's Progressive Party (Guyana)
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Statues.
Gelatin silver prints.
Keystone Press Agency Ltd. (London, England)

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