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Photographs3446 of 4469MIKE SMITH Photograph, signed and dated,"St. Catherine",224/12,1974, Mug Shots and Black Gangstas  (Maybe)  Original Mug Shot Photographs Collection Jim Linderman
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Posted 6 years ago

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On the back of this photo there is some writing in old ink that reads "HRH 76". I am guessing that the HRH is reffering to the abbreviation for Royal Highness. In pencil it reads "Great Grandmother King with some strange symbol after it.

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  1. justin-sanford justin-sanford, 6 years ago
    i think it likely than king is a family name,hrh maywell mean something else.cirtainly not any English monarch.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    While "HRH" does have a royalty connection, I don't think that is what is meant here.

    I suspect that "H.R.H." is in fact the initials of the woman and "76" is her age at the time the photograph was taken.

    The more modern pencil ID is a guess that her name was King (probably wrong) and the symbol "(?)" simply represents the fact that the ID is uncertain or questioned.


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