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A mother who believes that an "Infants preservative" (medicine for infants) will preserve her child from danger in a collapsing house. Coloured lithograph, 183-.

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[between 1830 and 1839?]
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Description

The nonchalant mother is filling a pipe with tobacco, to indicate irresponsibility. In the background an old brick house collapses: a baby in its cradle is in the attic

Publication/Creation

London (111 Fleet Street) : [O. Hodgson], [between 1830 and 1839?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image and text 20.5 x 18.5 cm

Lettering

Hodgson's genuine patent medicines. Infants preservative.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 563690i

Lettering note

Lettering contains dialogue: "Mrs Easy your house says it's a going to tumble down, upon the spot, and your child is in the cockloft. Never you mind Miss Fume, I gave it a bottle of Infant's Preservative before I come out so there is no danger."

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