Poster responding to the New Poor Law



This nightmarish vision of imprisonment, forced labour and corporal punishment was created in response to the new 1834 Poor Law, which met with widespread criticism. Poor relief was now only supplied within the workhouse, where families were split up into gender-divided wards and not allowed to leave; in return for their relief paupers would carry out several hours of often gruelling labour each day.

Full title
The New Poor Law with a description of the new Workhouses. Look at the Picture - See
estimated 1834
Poster / Illustration / Image
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National Archives
Usage terms
Public Domain
HO 44/27 pt 2

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