Image of a chimney sweep outside the Foundling Hospital; 1804

William Marshall Craig

 
Image of a chimney sweep outside the Foundling Hospital; 1804
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

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Image of a chimney sweep with bag of soot and brush, passing the gates of the Foundling Hospital.
Chimney sweeps started work at dawn. Two or three boys accompanied the master sweep; the older one carried the bag of soot while a small boy would sweep the chimney, naked. Boys from workhouses were apprenticed to chimneysweepers.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1804 AD - 1804 AD
Image Number
 
010411

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