Political candidates speak from the hustings

#Picture Number HS154

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Victorian illustration to download showing political candidates speaking to voters from the hustings (a large rostrum/platform) erected in front of a town hall. This scene was sketched in front of Southwark Town Hall during the General Election of 1852. A large crowd listens from the street below and from the windows and balconies of a nearby inn. Campaigners for the candidates wave placards. Two troublemakers are restrained by policemen.