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Another interesting twist in the use of this favourite embellishment- London Cockney Pearly King or Queen costume known since Victorian times. The costumes are decorated with hundreds of mother-of pearl buttons. Here is the photograph I took from the Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, East End London, North London, London History, British History, Old Photos, Vintage Photos

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little Pearly Kings and Queens ... east-end London, UK ... ca. 1890s

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Pearly King and Queen- Pearly Kings and Queens, known as pearlies, are an organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London, England. The practice of wearing clothes decorated with pearl buttons originated in the century. We Are The World, People Of The World, Vintage Pearls, Vintage Buttons, North London, Mother Of Pearl Buttons, Button Crafts, Vintage Colors, King Queen

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Now that Bow Bells no longer ring out to define the limit of where a Cockney can be born, who qualifies? Perhaps being a Cockney is an attitude and way of life so any Londoner can be a Cockney.

Pearly Kings And Queens Gather To Celebrate Harvest Festival - Pictures - Zimbio Gorgeous Hat! London England, England Uk, Story Of The World, Mother Of Pearl Buttons, London City, King Queen, How To Raise Money, Couture Fashion, Wearable Art

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Pearly Kings and Queens gather to celebrate their annual Costermonger's Harvest Festival at the London Guildhall on September 27, 2009 in London, England. The event is held on the first Sunday of every October, and is followed by a parade through the City of London to the St Mary-le-Bow Church, where a service is conducted by the Pearly Kings and Queens.

Pearly King. By the mid-1800’s, Coster Kings were mimicking the fashions of Royalty and West End society ~ the Kings sewing lines (‘flashes’) of cheap and plentiful mother of pearl buttons on their battered bell-bottomed trousers, waistcoats and caps; their ‘Queens’ wearing huge ostrich feather hats and ‘bobby-dazzler’ earrings. Soon these costers were being referred to as ‘Pearlies’ and the term ‘Flash Harry’ was born. Their children ~ who inherited the parents titles in the same way as… Button Art, Button Crafts, Pete Doherty, Cool Buttons, Early Middle Ages, Feather Hat, My Fair Lady, Ostrich Feathers, Old London

Pearly King. By the mid-1800’s, Coster Kings were mimicking the fashions of Royalty and West End society ~ the Kings sewing lines (‘flashes’) of cheap and plentiful mother of pearl buttons on their battered bell-bottomed trousers, waistcoats and caps; their ‘Queens’ wearing huge ostrich feather hats and ‘bobby-dazzler’ earrings. Soon these costers were being referred to as ‘Pearlies’ and the term ‘Flash Harry’ was born. Their children ~ who inherited the parents titles in the same way as…

An poster sized print, approx (other products available) - A Pearl King and Queen with a seaside studio backdrop behind them - Image supplied by Mary Evans Prints Online - Poster printed in the USA Fine Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Studio Backdrops, My Fair Lady, Folk Costume, Costumes, King Queen, Poplin Fabric

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a pearl king and queen with a seaside studio backdrop behind them

Pearly King and Queen- Pearly Kings and Queens, known as pearlies, are an organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London, England. The practice of wearing clothes decorated with pearl buttons originated in the century. We Are The World, People Of The World, Vintage Pearls, Vintage Buttons, North London, Mother Of Pearl Buttons, Button Crafts, Vintage Colors, King Queen

The tradition of Pearly Kings and Queens originated in 19th Century Victorian London. They evolved from Coster Kings and Queens, who were elected as leaders of London’s street trading Costermongers, costard being an apple, monger being a seller.

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