Punch,  29 (1855), [47].

The Use of Adulteration

John Leech


Illustration, Satire

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J, pseud.  [John Leech] *


Adulteration, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Commerce, Crime

    Shows a young girl standing in front of a counter in an apothecary's shop. Behind the counter stands the proprietor with sacks of substances to adulterate food (e.g. red lead and sand). On behalf of her mother, the girl asks the proprietor for some tea for killing rats and chocolate for eradicating black beadles.

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