Pass-Room Bridewell

Pass-Room Bridewell

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Caption: The Pass-Room at Bridewell. In London the pass-room at Bridewell was the clearing house where female vagrants were confined for seven days before being sent back to their own parishes. Drawn and engraved by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin. Aquainted by J. Hill. Image taken from The Microcosm of London. Originally published in R. Ackermann: London 1808 - 1811. Author William Pyne, Thomas Rowlandson, A C Pugin, Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, A C Pugin.

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