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Nine vignettes advertising uses of Insecticide Vicat. Colour line block, ca. 1880.

Date
1880
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577368i
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Insect pests cover the earth and threaten humanity; an alchemist discovers Insecticide Vicat and restores mankind; a husband and wife can sleep well together without bedbugs; a cook no longer has her kitchen covered with cockroaches; a concierge recovers her good humour as her pets are freed from fleas; a housewife can keep her clothes and drapes free from caterpillars; gardeners free their gardens from cockchafers, caterpillars etc.; mothers-in-law unworried by mosquitoes are well-disposed to their sons-in-law; insects drop dead before a bottle of Insecticide Vicat

Publication/Creation

1880

Physical description

1 print : line block, printed in colours (?) ; image and text 25.5 x 17.4 cm

Lettering

Un génie bienfaisant ... Pour détruire tous les insectes nuisibles, employez l'Insecticide Vicat

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Extensive lettering

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 577368i

Languages

  • French


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