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Outside an East End music hall: c.1890

Illustrated London News

Outside an East End music hall: c.1890
3 0 c m
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

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This illustration shows drunken behaviour outside an East End music hall. Both men and women can be seen drinking and fighting, and there are children in the crowd. One woman is being taken away by the police. Music halls were a very popular form of entertainment in the East End. Many social and religious reformers saw them as centres of vice and immorality. Drunkeness and brawiling was a common sight on the streets outside the music halls and public houses.

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1890 AD - 1890 AD
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