Not on display
- Dora Maar 1907–1997
- Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
- Image: 273 × 235 mm
- Gift Eric and Louise Franck London Collection 2013
The charitable tradition of Pearly Kings and Queens, which continues today, originated in Victorian London. They evolved from ‘Coster Kings and Queens’, elected leaders of London’s street vendors, who traded independently but collected for fellow traders who had fallen on hard times. The pearly buttons were an imitation of fashionable dress in 20th-century high society.
Gallery label, November 2019
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