Thursday, February 23, 2012

Further to Colin Corneau's Favourite Foote Photo

Last week, Brandon-based photographer Colin Corneau wrote about a Foote photo entitled The King and Queen of Siam.

For those of you who might be interested, specifically, they were King Prajadhipok and Queen Rambhai Barni.

According to Wikipedia, Prajadhipok was crowned King of Siam in February 1926 at the age of thirty-two.

He abdicated in 1935 after political turmoil in what was to become Thailand.

This helps to date the Foote photo, as does a similar photo taken in Germany in 1934.

Thanks to UMP director David Carr for the research on Thailand's last absolute monarch!

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