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Prison treadwheel, 1874.

Prison treadwheel, 1874.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Plate taken from the Illustrated London News, 4th July 1874, showing prisoners on the treadwheel in Clerkenwell Prison, London. The treadwheel was a common method of hard labour used in 19th century prisons.

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