Courtesy of Val Wilmer


LONDON (?), c. 1890s


Frank Craig, also known as ‘The Harlem Coffee Cooler’ (c.1863-1942). A middleweight boxer and amateur performer who came to England in 1894 and won the English middleweight championship against George Chrisp in 1898. Craig appeared on the Music Hall stage and in several films and still fought occasionally at the age of 70.


Photograph by Unknown Photographer
Albumen Carte-de-Visite, approx 64 x 100mm
Courtesy of Val Wilmer