The Dirty London Alderman
Illustration, Caricature; Song, Satire
Sanitation, Disease, Public Health
Following PU1/12/20/1, shows 'Nurse Morpeth', the architect of the Health of Towns Bill, attempting to clean a London alderman. The latter is the embodiment of the Corporation of London, depicted here as a stubborn and dirty boy. Morpeth sits at a washstand on which rests a bar of 'sanitary soap'; the washbasin is marked 'Health of Towns'.
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