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Sailors in port.

Sailors in port.
Sailors in port.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PY7355
Description: Sailors relaxing on the deck of a ship. They are dancing to the fiddler's music and enjoying the company of girls. Although seamen would often visit taverns and brothels ashore, it was not unknown for prostitutes to be brought on board navy and merchant vessels when they were in port.
Creator: W Ward (engraver), T Sothard (printer), I.R.Smith (publisher)
Date: 16 April 1798
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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