A sailor surviving in a large empty box of James Morison's pills, after being shipwrecked. Coloured lithograph.

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The box in which the sailor is sailing is labelled: "Morrisons pills for exportation"


London (111 Fleet Street) : O Hodgson

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour


The life of a British sailor saved by Morrisons pill box. ... Lettering continues: "Never go to sea without a large box of Morrisons pills they will save your life said the doctor and sure his honour was right and no mistake when we were wrecked and allaboard perished I swallow'd the pills and jumped into the box and here I am going with a fair wind safe a shore."

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Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954


Wellcome Collection 11856i


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