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Views of London No. 5. Entrance from Mile End or Whitechapel Turnpike

Views of London No. 5. Entrance from Mile End or Whitechapel Turnpike

Engraver: Schutz

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: Ktop XXII

Item number: 6e

Genre: Topographical Print

The turnpike at Mile End Road was one of London's busiest. In this caricatured view, a train of militia men is pictured, with a wagon carrying the wives and babies of the soldiers. At the edge of the picture are a number of figures in the shadows, some of them are selling things, others begging.

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