Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee, 1897

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee, 1897, Catalogue ref:  COPY 1/431/3

Divide the class into small groups/pairs. Give them a print out of both photographs, or project the photographs on a white board so you can COMPARE them. Discuss the following questions:

  • What can you see in each photograph?
  • What do the photographs show about how people celebrated Queen Victoria’s Jubilee?
  • Discuss the original caption of each photograph
  • How are the photographs different?
  • Which photograph is more useful? Give your reasons.
  • Can you make a list of other sources that would help us find out about the Queen Victoria’s Jubilee?