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Depiction of a crowded scene on and around the hustings at Covent Garden during the Westminster election of 1796. The detailed print includes a state of the poll; examples of the numerous printed items that could be produced by elections; and a large, socially diverse gathering around the hustings made up of non-voting, as well as voting, electoral participants: women, men, and children.

The British Museum; Museum Number: 1937,0508.37

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Candidate: Charles James Fox
Candidate: Alan Gardner
Candidate: John Horne Tooke
Constituency: Westminster
date: 1796
date: 1839
Election: June-1796
keyword: Print
maker: Henry Sadd
maker: Robert Dighton
materials: Ink
materials: Paper
place: Covent Garden
place: Westminster