A politician out canvassing curses himself for climbing six floors to the room of an impoverished mother and her young offspring, none of whom are electorally valuable. Colour photomechanical reproduction of a lithograph by N. Dorville, c. 1901.

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Dorville cynically makes the connection between public welfare ('bienfaisance' - doing good) and political vote-catching tactics

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Son excellence le visiteur du Bureau de Bienfaisance, courtier aux élections municipales. L'assiette au beurre ...

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A politician out canvassing curses himself for climbing six floors to the room of an impoverished mother and her young offspring, none of whom are electorally valuable. Colour photomechanical reproduction of a lithograph by N. Dorville, c. 1901..{' '} Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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