Barbs Presented to Queen Victoria by the Emperor of Morocco, 1850. Moroccans bringing horses for the queen, from a photograph by Claudet. 'Hadj Abdallah...is a tall, well-made man, very intelligent and observing...Hassam is an independent merchant, trading between Tangier and Gibraltar...Kaid Abdekrim (the title Kaid is synonymous with captain) is an athletic man of sinew, and is the soldier or guard attached to the British Consulate at Tangier...Boojmar is the groom of her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Tangier, and has been from boyhood attached to the British Consulate...at Epsom, they were engaged to appear for the fifth time in the presence of the Queen; but her Majesty graciously dispensed with their attendance, in order that they might witness the sport, which they did; and, from their knowledge of horse flesh, picked out as the winner the horse that eventually came in second.'. From "Illustrated London News", 1850.
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