Satirical cartoon, Licenc'd to wear hair powder. A pair to the print 'Licenc'd to wear the breeches'; published at the same time and in the same format. A chimney sweep covered from head to foot in black soot, an alternative hair powder. A humorous comment on the tax on hair powder (chalk or talcum) worn by fashionable ladies and gentlemen, a new levy of one guinea introduced on 5 May 1795. The print raises the absurd possibility that a sweep would need a licence or could be liable to taxation if the letter of the law were strictly adhered to. Date: 1795

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Satirical cartoon, Licenc'd to wear hair powder. A pair to the print 'Licenc'd to wear the breeches'; published at the same time and in the same format. A chimney sweep covered from head to foot in black soot, an alternative hair powder. A humorous comment on the tax on hair powder (chalk or talcum) worn by fashionable ladies and gentlemen, a new levy of one guinea introduced on 5 May 1795. The print raises the absurd possibility that a sweep would need a licence or could be liable to taxation if the letter of the law were strictly adhered to. Date: 1795
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Image ID: KRCYTJ