Plague in Cape Town: convicts cleansing and disinfecting infected buildings. Drawing by H. Johnson, 1891.

  • Johnson, Herbert, 1848-1906.
Date:
1891
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39695i
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1891.

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1 drawing : pen and ink over pencil ; sheet 23.1 x 28.4 cm

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Lettering on printed cutting stuck to drawing: "Stamping out the plague in Cape Town: convicts at work in the slums. Convicts are being largely employed in the cleansing and disinfecting of infected places. The labour is quite voluntary on their part, and it is understood in the arrangements that for every day put in at this work one day is remitted from their respective sentences. Smoking is allowed. Guards are stationed at each end of every street or lane in which the convicts may be working."

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Wellcome Collection 39695i

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