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Beattie, J. M. “The Criminality of Women in Eighteenth-Century England.” Journal of Social History, vol. 8, no. 4, 1975, pp. 80–116. JSTOR, Accessed 12 Mar. 2020.
Benenson, Susan Elizabeth. “William Hogarth.”…

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According to Wellcome Collection's, "A married lady has lost all her cards to a young officer and has to decide between honour and debts."

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Two prostitutes exchanging their services with two eager men

Plate 3 of a 6 part series depicting the downfall of a young girl Moll hoping to become a seamstress in London. However, she is tricked into prostitution and becomes a mistress for multiple men. This image represents Moll years after corruption and…

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Prostitution was rampant in Georgian England, especially around London. It was so common, in fact, that a directory was published annually to list and describe all of the known prostitutes working the streets around Covent Garden for the general…

Olympia is explicitly a prostitute; the orchid in her hair, her black neck ribbon and the black cat at her bed are all implicit symbols of her status

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"Fallen women" were sent to Magdalene homes to regain moral alignment. These women could have been prostitutes, mothers out of wedlock, or girls without support networks in life. In the painting, the women are sitting in the home, listening to a…

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This image shows how since women had no other valuable role in society in the 1800s, they took up prostitution to make money.

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This book detailed the prostitute's address, ages, and chief attributes

This series of 6 images displays the unfortunate fall of Moll Hackabout a beautiful prostitute. Created by William Hogarth in 1733.
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