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        The Cotton Famine, illustration from 'The Illustrated London News', 1862

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1862. The Lancashire Cotton Famine was a depression in the textile industry of North West England betwen 1861-5, brought about by the interruption of baled cotton imports caused by the American Civil War. Caption read '"distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal, etc., at the office of a district provident society, Manchester. Provenance: Private Collection.

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