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The miseries of London ... being assailed by a group of watermen.

The miseries of London ... being assailed by a group of watermen.
The miseries of London ... being assailed by a group of watermen.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW5935
Description: In this drawing Rowlandson illustrates the worst side of the early watermen’s reputation for getting trade by any means. A group of watermen are seen coercing a potential passenger as she walks down Wapping Old Stairs.
Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Date: 1816
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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