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Background imageDebt Collection: Hogarth Rake Plate 4

Hogarth Rake Plate 4
The Rakes Progress 4. Arrested for debt in Whitehall as he is on his way to court

Background imageDebt Collection: Founding of the Bank of England

Founding of the Bank of England - proposed by William Paterson, the Bank of England was formed with Sir John Houblon as its first Governor, initially located in Mercers Hall. Date: 1694

Background imageDebt Collection: Debtor Served with Writ

Debtor Served with Writ
A debtor is served with a writ

Background imageDebt Collection: Punishment of female debtors in Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Punishment of female debtors in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), East Africa - tied up with a chain until they pay their debts! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDebt Collection: Comic postcard, Man racing for the train, pursued by his creditors Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man racing for the train, pursued by his creditors Date: 20th century

Background imageDebt Collection: Young English gentleman gambling at Newmarket racetrack

Young English gentleman gambling at Newmarket racetrack
Young English gentleman placing a bet at a betting post at Newmarket racetrack. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from William Combes The Dance of Life

Background imageDebt Collection: English gentleman writing a begging letter in a decrepit

English gentleman writing a begging letter in a decrepit parlour with lawyer and loanshark looking on. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from William

Background imageDebt Collection: Father Time showing men and women scenes from life

Father Time showing men and women scenes from life
Allegorical illustration of Father Time with scythe, globe and hourglass showing men and women scenes from life. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson

Background imageDebt Collection: English lady riding sidesaddle in a fox hunt, 19th century

English lady riding sidesaddle in a fox hunt, 19th century. Lord Marchhare points out the fox and hounds to Rosa McDermott. Rosa and the Earl

Background imageDebt Collection: Early struggles 1858

Early struggles 1858
Interior scene of a city dwellings, in the harsh winter months with snow on the rooftops outside and few coal on the grate, a family have got behind in their rent and a broker has come round

Background imageDebt Collection: Exodus from Whitecross Street debtors prison 1870

Exodus from Whitecross Street debtors prison 1870
Whitecross Street Prison was a debtors prison in Islington, London, capable of holding up to 500 prisoners. At five minute pass twelve on New Years Eve a new act was passed

Background imageDebt Collection: GIVING UP JEWELRY

GIVING UP JEWELRY
Wives of artists donate their jewelry to the National Assembly, to help pay the public debt. Date: 7 September 1789

Background imageDebt Collection: THE GAMBLER C1810

THE GAMBLER C1810
He loses all... till madness seizes on his fevrish brain A gentleman gambler, deep in debt, raises his fist in impotent rage. Date: circa 1810

Background imageDebt Collection: PAYING BILLS C1830

PAYING BILLS C1830
Paying bills old and new Date: circa 1830

Background imageDebt Collection: MORE BILLS THAN PENCE

MORE BILLS THAN PENCE
A gentleman at home looks forlornly at a pile of bills Date: 1854

Background imageDebt Collection: William Hogarth - The Rakes Progress

William Hogarth - The Rakes Progress
The Rakes Progress 4. Arrested for debt in Whitehall as he is going to court Date: 1735

Background imageDebt Collection: HOGARTH RAKES PLATE 4

HOGARTH RAKES PLATE 4
The Rakes Progress 4. Arrested for debt in Whitehall as he is going to court Date: 1735

Background imageDebt Collection: Coxs by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

Coxs by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
When one feels rather in favour of floating a War Loan of ones own. A British officer visits his bank to find out hes rather overdrawn. Date: 1917

Background imageDebt Collection: Three cartoons at the start of the First World War

Three cartoons at the start of the First World War: at the top, a comment on needing another war to collect the debts for this one

Background imageDebt Collection: Uncle Sam figure promises help to Lafayette

Uncle Sam figure promises help to Lafayette
In 1778 at Yorktown, the French forces, with whom Lafayette served as a Major-General, helped in the defeat of the British in the War of Independence. Now it was time for America to repay the debt

Background imageDebt Collection: Alexander Hamilton (U. s

Alexander Hamilton (U. s
ALEXANDER HAMILTON American statesman, soldier and economist who praised the blessings of a national debt. Date: 1757 - 1804

Background imageDebt Collection: Slate with pen and comic greeting on a Christmas card

Slate with pen and comic greeting on a Christmas card -- May you never have to chalk it up! Date: early 20th century

Background imageDebt Collection: Building in Brook Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Building in Brook Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a helpful offer: Money Lent On Everything. Date: 1969

Background imageDebt Collection: Cartoon, Unfettered Journalism

Cartoon, Unfettered Journalism! Showing a man tied to a chair by Turkish Bonds. A comment on the serious issue of Turkish debt. 1880

Background imageDebt Collection: Sterne Ltr to Garrick

Sterne Ltr to Garrick
A letter to the famous actor David Garrick, with a request to borrow twenty pounds Date: 18th century

Background imageDebt Collection: Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton
ROBERT HAMILTON professor of mathematics at Aberdeen, whose studies led him to political theorising, including An Inquiry on the National Debt Date: 1743 - 1829

Background imageDebt Collection: Cartoon, A new way to pay the National Debt

Cartoon, A new way to pay the National Debt, by James Gillray. Showing King George III and Queen Charlotte receiving bags of money from the Treasury

Background imageDebt Collection: Gentleman arrested for being in debt

Gentleman arrested for being in debt
Two men arrest a gentleman for being in debt, his son and wife watching helplessly. Date: 1843

Background imageDebt Collection: The Loneliness of Penury - Pierrot upset having gone bust

The Loneliness of Penury - Pierrot upset having gone bust
The Loneliness of Penury - Pierrot upset and woeful having gone bust and been abandoned by society Date: 1911

Background imageDebt Collection: French patriotic WWI postcard - Debt owed to those who die

French patriotic WWI postcard - Debt owed to those who die
(transalation) To you who give your life - the flowers that you are owed from your Fatherland. Date: circa 1916

Background imageDebt Collection: Bailiff very well treated

Bailiff very well treated
Bailiff (who has been very well treated and settled with) - " Well good-bye, Sir. See you again soon, Sir, I ope!" Date: 1902

Background imageDebt Collection: Hiding from bills and debt

Hiding from bills and debt
A nursry verse wtih a grown up curse! The homeowner hides as various men he owes bills to come a knocking. Date: 1928- 1929

Background imageDebt Collection: Fork Over What You Owe

Fork Over What You Owe play on words Date: 1868

Background imageDebt Collection: Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino

Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino
" I must focus or I will die!" The perils of playing on the roulette wheel at the Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco. One must focus on playing smart or suffer the perils of misfortune

Background imageDebt Collection: Hoover Plan / 1931

Hoover Plan / 1931
US President Hoover, Germanys knight in shining armour, eases her reparations burden by accepting a 1 year moratorium on debt. France is jealous. Date: 1931

Background imageDebt Collection: Gentlemen Debtors

Gentlemen Debtors
Gentlemen debtors in the Queens Bench prison, London Date: 1842

Background imageDebt Collection: Middlesex House of Correction, Clerkenwell, London

Middlesex House of Correction, Clerkenwell, London
The Middlesex House of Correction, opened in 1794, was later known as Cold Bath Prison, then Clerkenwell Gaol. It became a debtors prison before closing in 1885

Background imageDebt Collection: Unwelcome Bill Appears

Unwelcome Bill Appears
The Baron de Rothsattel receives an unwelcome bill from Vietel Itzig

Background imageDebt Collection: Debt-Paying C1830

Debt-Paying C1830
Paying bills old and new

Background imageDebt Collection: Sir Herbert Croft

Sir Herbert Croft
SIR HERBERT CROFT clergyman and literary figure, detained in France by Napoleon, wrote many and varied things, imprisoned for debt, dictionary compiler

Background imageDebt Collection: An Insolvent Debtor

An Insolvent Debtor
An insolvent debtor makes a court appearance : soon, no doubt, he will find himself in a debtors prison

Background imageDebt Collection: Poster; Coal Debt

Poster; Coal Debt
coal Debt Shall be Repaid to our Country

Background imageDebt Collection: Henry VII with Ministers

Henry VII with Ministers
Henry VII in discussion with his ministers Richard Empson and Edmund Dudley



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