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Greenwich Hospital, No. 15 Cabin in Royal Charles Ward.

Greenwich Hospital, No. 15 Cabin in Royal Charles Ward.
Greenwich Hospital, No. 15 Cabin in Royal Charles Ward.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H1637
Description: A Greenwich pensioner reading in his room, number 15 cabin in the Royal Charles Ward of Greenwich Hospital. Literacy rates among seamen were high, as they often taught each other how to read during long periods of inactivity on board ships.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 22 April 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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