Pillory - People Publicly Punished

Pillory - People Publicly Punished World History Government Social Studies

William Pyne (1769-1843) was a British writer and artist who (because he was not a good businessman) spent time in debtor prisons. 

In 1805, William Miller (a publisher) commissioned Pyne to write and illustrate The Costume of Great Britain. This image is from that book which contains 60 full-page paintings.  One of the book’s objectives was to portray men and women (from various classes) going about their everyday lives.

This scene - Plate 30 from the book - depicts people in a British pillory.  Pyne entitled it: 

The Guilty / The Stocks/Pillory

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Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.



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