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Death as a skeletal figure wielding a scythe: representing fears concerning the Act of 1898 which made vaccination against smallpox compulsory. Wood engraving by Sir E.L. Sambourne, 1898.

Sambourne, Linley, 1844-1910.
Date
1898


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Description

Death, adorned in a cloak and laurel wreath, is brandishing a roll of paper labelled: "Bill" and "Anti vaccination". A coiled snake, an hour-glass and the 'Lancet' are scattered around the skeletal figure

Publication/Creation

[London], 1898.

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; border 24 x 18.1 cm

Lettering

Triumph of de-Jenner-ation. (The Bill for the encouragement of small pox was passed.) Linley Sambourne delin.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 14318i

Languages

  • English


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