Prince Monolulu at Mile End Market: 1947
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30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Prince Monolulu at Mile End Market: 1947

Bob Collins

© Estate of Bob Collins/Museum of London

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Ras Prince Monolulu, a well-known horse tipster, at Mile End Market talking to a woman and a young girl, 1947. Born as Peter Mackay in 1881 in St. Croix in the American Virgin Islands, the tipster came over to Britain in the early 1900s and soon became one of the best-known and flambouyant London showmen. Until his death in 1965 he was probably the most famous black man in Britain.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1947 AD - 1947 AD
 

Image Number

007935
 

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