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Jack got safe into Port with his Prize.
|Jack got safe into Port with his Prize.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Description: A caricature of a seaman in port negotiating the services of a prostitute. Prostitution was rife in 18th century London. According to one contemporary estimate, almost a sixth of the total population of the capital were engaged in the vice-trade, often on a part-time basis. Although many prostitutes were streetwalkers, others worked from home or could be approached in public places such as taverns, theatres or pleasure gardens.|
|Date: 22 November 1780|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|