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A maid shows an old man his smallpocked face in a hand mirror. Coloured lithograph by Langlumé, 1823.

Langlumé, Pierre, 1790-
Date
1823

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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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

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Paris (Rue du Battoir, no. 12.) : Ambroise Tardieu, 1823 (Rue de l'Abbaye, no. 4 : Langlumé, 1823)

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 17 x 21.5 cm.

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Album comique. La petite vérole. Lith de Langlumé, r. de l'Abbaye n. 4

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  • French


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A maid shows an old man his smallpocked face in a hand mirror. Coloured lithograph by Langlumé, 1823. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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