Punch,  12 (1847), 191.

The Dirty London Alderman

John Leech


Illustration, Caricature; Song, Satire

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John Leech


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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