Coronation Tales

7 May, 2023

Coronation Tales

Following on from yesterday’s spectacular coronation, read about RQG member Jessica Feinstein’s family connection to the coronation of 1937:

While researching my great-grandfather, Meyer Loshak (1884–1937), I discovered that his firm had provided the Russian ermine skins for the robe worn by King George VI at his coronation in 1937.

Tailors working on the robe.
1947. Jewish Chronicle. 14 Nov 1947. p. 6c.
Meyer Loshak Business Card
Meyer Loshak
Royal group on the occasion of the coronation of King George VI by Hay Wrightson. Whole-plate film negative, 12 May 1937. NPG x138266. © National Portrait Gallery, London.


Clare O'Grady