Jubilé. Le cortège de Saint-Paul


Jubilé. Le cortège de Saint-Paul

GAU 1897-11A


1 Gaumont L 14 (60mm)  
2 William John Le Couteur  

Speaking of Jubilee Day, Mr. Le Couteur said, with a smile at my astonishment, that he personally expended at the three points where he himself, or his operators were stationed, not less than £200 in animatograph films. As to the total amount expended by the thousands of amateur and professional photographers on that day he said it was impossible to estimate. Film and plate-makers were worried to death by the unprecedented demand, and stocks which would ordinarily have sufficed the retail dealers for months vanished in a few hours. " Anyway, it is safe to say, " replied Mr. Le Couteur, " that very many miles of film must have been used, and that thousands of plates must also have been exposed. " It is possible that the plates used would have paved the area of St. Paul's.

The Idler, Londres, vol. XIII, nº 1, February 1898, p. 102.

3 22/06/1897  
La cérémonie, devant Saint-Paul, tout extérieure, a offert le plus beau spectacle de la journée. Devant la cathédrale, les gentilhommes d'armes de la reine assurent le service d'ordre. Sur les degrés du temple sont placés les gardiens des palais royaux et de la tour de Londres, revêtus de leurs costumes historiques.
Le Journal, Paris, 23 juin 1897, p. 2.
4 Grande-BretagneLondres  


13/07/1897  Grande-BretagneLondres, Matinée Theatre Chronophotographe Gaumont  

Photography has of recent years been put to many uses, but one of the most vivid representations which it affords is to be found in the reproduction by a series of rapidly succeeding images of a living scene. The animatography has been put to uses which do not satisfy all those who watch its progress, and some would probably object to seeing the incidents of a famous prize fight reproduced. There are thousands, however, throughout the country who will welcome the entertainment now provided at the Matinée Theatre which gives a vivid reproduction of some of the scenes of the recent Jubilee festivities. The proportion even of Londoners who were in a position to view the great Procession, the Naval and Military Reviews, the Queen’s Garden Party, the distribution of Commemoration medals to the Colonial troops, and the memorable scene at St. Paul’s, is comparatively small, while the “country cousins” who will soon be flocking to the Metropolis did not have much chance of assisting at these unique scenes. The pictures exhibited at the Matinée Theatre are vividly realistic, and if only the cries of the crowd, the hearty cheering of the assembled thousands, and the indescribable enthusiasm pervading every breast and animating each of the human units of that vast assemblage whose portraits appear in the pictures presented could be rendered with equal fidelity, then, indeed, the audience would be able to imagine itself present at the stirring episodes depicted. The apparatus used was that of Demeny, and wavered slightly, but it is understood that this “flicker” is due in some degree to the electric light, which was produced by an alternating current, and would be much less with a continuous current. Moreover, improvements have been made in the machine used, which were not employed yesterday. The picture can be enlarged to 10ft., but that shown at the private view was not more than 20 ft. by 15ft. It is an interesting exhibition, and should attract large numbers who did not see the Jubilee festivities, as well as many who wish to refresh their recollections of them.

The Morning Post, London, wednesday, july 14, 1897, p. 3.

17/07/1897 Grande-BretagneCheltenham, Corn Exchange

William David Slade

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Cheltenham Looker-On, Cheltenham, 17 juillet 1897, p. 1.
11/08/1897 Grande-BretagneWeston-super-Mare William David Slade Her Majesty the Queen at St. Paul's


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One of the Photographs taken by Mr. John Le Couteur by special privilege from the Steps of St. Paul's Cathedral on the 22nd of June, 1897.
Copies of this Photo, which has never before been reproduced, have been accepted by Her Majesty the Queen
The Idler, Londres, vol. XIII, nº 1, February 1898, p. 92.