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Nightmans plaque: 18th century

Nightmans plaque: 18th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Nightman's plaque. Brass plaque advertising the services of Nicholas Arendell, a London 'Chimney Sweeper and Nightman'. A nightman would go round emptying privies in the days before the introduction of flush lavatories. Two men can be seen carrying a tub of excrement to a cart, while their horses eat hay.

Image Details

1700 AD - 1800 AD
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