A maid shows an old man his smallpocked face in a hand mirror. Coloured lithograph by Langlumé, 1823.
- Langlumé, Pierre, 1790-
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In the book, text accompanies the picture. It begins by discussing the often severe disfigurement that comes with smallpox and then describes the story of the man we see here, a bourgeois who catches it while in Luxembourg, where there is a major scare. The doctor is called and arrives four days later - too late for our man. His cook shows him his "écumoir" (pock-marked face) in the mirror. A nurse leads the children away from the scene of contagion
Album comique. La petite vérole. Lith de Langlumé, r. de l'Abbaye n. 4
Paris (Rue du Battoir, no. 12.) : Ambroise Tardieu, 1823 (Rue de l'Abbaye, no. 4 : Langlumé, 1823)
1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 17 x 21.5 cm.
Wellcome Library no. 16311i
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