Poster responding to the New Poor Law

Poster/Illustration/Image

Description

English

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
Created
estimated 1834
Format
Poster / Illustration / Image
Creator
anonymous
Held by
National Archives
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
HO 44/27 pt 2

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