Founding Freetown — part two: cold and hungry in Britain

Curious incarnations of charity and exploitation

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Benjamin West, John Eardley Wilmot, 1812, oil on canvas. The painting celebrates loyalist refugees being welcomed back into Britain. Taken from: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.
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Olaudah Equiano, painted by William Denton and engraved by Daniel Orme. Taken from http://www.brycchancarey.com/equiano/portrait.htm
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Jonas Hanway and his Umbrella. Taken from http://www.faena.com/aleph/articles/meet-the-first-man-who-dared-to-use-an-umbrella/

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