Pearly Kings And Queens Celebrate Their Harvest Festival

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A Pearly Queen's handbag on the floor in Guildhall Yard on September... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Craft,England,English Culture,Horizontal,Human Interest,London - England,Pearly Queen,Purse,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: A Pearly Queen's handbag on the floor in Guildhall Yard on September 29, 2013 in London, England. The Harvest Festival features dancing and entertainment by participants in traditional costumes and concludes with a service at St Mary-le-Bow Church, home of the renowned Bow Bells. Dressing as a Pearly King or Queen, by wearing clothes adorned with pearl buttons, originated in the 19th century when London street sweeper Henry Croft decorated his uniform and began collecting money for charity (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)