'Revelling with Harlots', plate III of A Rake's Progress, 1735
'Revelling with Harlots', plate III of A Rake's Progress, 1735. Tom Rakewell and a companion consorting with harlots in a tavern. On the right two women steal Rakewell's watch under the pretext of love-making. To the left a young woman dresses herself, and around a table in centre of room other harlots drink and fight.
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Girl lighting her cigarette - Continental Pneumatic Advert
Continental Pneumatic Tyre Company (of Hanover, Germany) advertising postcard, featuring a touching scene as a glamorous and confident lady cyclist stops to grab a light for her cigarette from a delighted young country lad's pipe. Date: 1901
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William Hogarth The Rake's Progress
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarth's The Rake's Progress. The series shows the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, the spendthrift son and heir of a rich merchant, who comes to London, wastes all his money on luxurious living, prostitution and gambling. The Young Heir takes possession of the miser's effects.