A video of the dapper-suited, Manchester-born street seller extraordinaire Joe ‘the Gentleman Peeler’ Ades doing his thing at New York’s Union Square in 2008.
Such was his charm* that, for sixteen years, peelers funded not only his trademark bespoke suits but also a three-bed apartment on plush Park Avenue.
Since his death in 2009 at age 75, Joe’s daughter Ruth Ades-Laurent has taken his place.
(* We’ll take the five…)
(Photo by Trevor Little)