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ILN 1928, 57 — Queen Soraya at a Shooting Expedition

Queen Soraya, daughter of Mahmud Tarzi (16.3.9), posing with three ibex, she has shot.

The sporting Queen Surayya, to whom King George has given a pair of guns: her Majesty on a shooting expedition in the mountains.

[...] In her various accomplishments, her Majesty includes those of a first-rate shot, and nothing has given her greater pleasure than King George’s presentation of a pair of guns, which was made almost immediately after her arrival at Buckingham Palace. The gift was a compliment at once out of the ordinary and intimate; for King George himself is one of the finest shots in the kingdom. Queen Surayya, it may be added, often accompanies her husband on shooting expeditions.

  • Adamec (1975), p. 118-119; (1987), p. 18-19; (1991), p. 28-29; (1996), p. 52-53
  • Rahimi/Dupree (1986): Women in Afghanistan: p. 51, the same picture
Image No.
ILN 1928, 57
Collection
The Illustrated London News
Series
ILN 1927-28, King Amanullah’s Journey to Europe
Format
145/107 mm
Quality
Print of a photograph, fair
Place, date
Afghanistan, 192?
Descriptors
  • 1.56 Pictures of People
  • 2.126 Kabul and SE-Afghanistan
  • 2.55 Hunting, Fishing
  • 3.131 High Society
  • 4.371 Emir/King Amanullah (1919-1929)
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