A Watchman making the rounds: 18th century
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The Night Watchman. A Watchman making the rounds. Watercolour drawing. A scruffy-looking man yawns as he patrols the streets with a lantern and cudgel. In the background two burglars are brazenly going about their business in an illustration of the inefficiency of parish law enforcement during the 18th century.
1795 AD - 1800 AD