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Jack Oakham throwing out a Signal for an Engagement.
|Jack Oakham throwing out a Signal for an Engagement.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Description: Prostitution was rife in 18th century London. According to one contemporary estimate, almost a sixth of the total population of London’s metropolis were engaged in the vice-trade, often on a part-time basis.|
|Date: 24 May 1781|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|