About this object

  • Maker:

    Grant, Henry

  • ID:

    HG1328/13

  • Production date:

    1951

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Two Pearly Queens at the annual traditional Costermongers Harvest Festival Service. The Service was held every year at the 'Costers Cathedral' the Church of St Mary Magdalene's Church, Old Kent Road and was officially a celebration for all licensed Victuallers and traders. Pearly Kings and Queens from all the various Boroughs of London still come together now to celebrate at this service. Pearly Kings and Queens wear black suits distinctively decorated with hundreds of white pearl buttons. The hats worn by the Queens were adorned with Ostrich feathers.

  • Measurements

    6x6

  • Materials

    cellulose acetate

  • Rights Credit

    © Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

  • Last Updated

    2014-03-25

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    Purchased through the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    Museum of London

  • Related place

    Lambeth (depicted)

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