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Picture No 10007282
Date 1751
Description Hogarth, Gin Lane
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Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act). A scene of London life is depicted in which the pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing, and people's lives are being destroyed by their addiction to gin, with examples of infanticide, starvation, madness, decay and suicide.
Source Engraving by William Hogarth in 'The Original Works of William Hogarth'
Credit Mary Evans Picture Library
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Mary Evans Picture No 10007282 - Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act). A scene of London life is depicted in which the pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing, and people's lives are being destroyed by their addiction to gin, with examples of infanticide, starvation, madness, decay and suicide.

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