University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bi-s184. Photograph by Afong Studio (Lai Fong). Rubber stamp on the back of the print: "AFONG. PHOTOGRAPHER, HONGKONG". The coronation of George V and his wife Mary took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 22 June 1911. In celebration, the statue of Queen Victoria in Statue Square, Hong Kong was decorated with dozens of small Chinese lanterns on wires and with garlands. See Statue and symbol: Queen Victoria in Hong Kong by Dr Helena F.S. Lopes. See also Bk09-10, Bk13-04, JC01-01, JC01-05 and NA20-26.
Queen Victoria's statue, Hong Kong, lit up with lanterns for the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary