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RAIL 1015/002; poster

  RAIL 1015/002;this poster, from Liverpool in 1845, details a theft of lace from Wapping railway station.

As you read these sources look for:
(i) Is this crime the same as crimes committed for hundreds of years?
(ii) Is this crime just a new opportunity for an old crime?
(iii) Is this an entirely new crime?
In Source 6, notice the reward, the size and weight of the item stolen, and who the poster is directed at.

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