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Gin Street

William Hogarthca. 1750

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

In this model for a print, published in London in 1751, Hogarth presented a veritable catalogue of the evils of drink. The
drawing is set in a slum where the only successful businesses are the pawnbroker, distiller, and undertaker. In the same year
that Hogarth published this drawing, the Gin Act was passed, reducing the number of gin shops and more than doubling the
tax on the spirit.

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