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The barque Free-Trader in the London Docks.
|The barque Free-Trader in the London Docks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: PZ5977|
|Description: The barque 'Free-Trader' in the London Docks, c. 1829, one of Cooke's many etchings of shipping in London. The vessel's name recalls the Free Trade movement, which sought the abolition of customs duties. The British government abolished most duties in the 1840s and 1850s.|
|Creator: Edward William Cooke [artist & engraver]|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|