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Smugglers alarmed.

Smugglers alarmed.
Smugglers alarmed.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: A5720
Description: A print from the golden age of smuggling in the 18th century. It shows a gang of smugglers in their hide-out. One is on guard, watching through the keyhole, while another loads a pistol and a third hides contraband. Because of high customs duties, smuggling was rife in this period.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 18th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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