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Fireman using hand fire pump fighting fire at a the House of Accommodation (brothel). At bottom right the night watchman or 'Charley' is swinging his rattle to raise the alarm while the prostitutes and their customers are escaping from the building in various states of dress and undress. Illustration by Cruikshank for Pierce Egan 'Life in London', 1821.

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Fireman using hand fire pump fighting fire at a the House of Accommodation (brothel). At bottom right the night watchman or 'Charley' is swinging his rattle to raise the alarm while the prostitutes and their customers are escaping from the building in various states of dress and undress. Illustration by Cruikshank for Pierce Egan 'Life in London', 1821.