Hogarth, Gin Lane
Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act). A scene of London life is depicted in which the pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing, and people's lives are being destroyed by their addiction to gin, with examples of infanticide, starvation, madness, decay and suicide
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Four Turkish men in a room
Four men in a room with two windows overlooking a courtyard. All wear Turkish robes and turbans, and three are sitting cross-legged on the floor. The man seated on the left is smoking a hookah and the man seated on the right is smoking a pipe with a very long stem. The man seated in the centre is drinking coffee. The man standing appears to be a servant.