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Jack got safe into Port with his Prize.

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.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 22 November 1780
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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