Punch,  56 (1869), 35.

Sancta Nicotina Consolatrix. The Poor Man's Friend

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Illustration, Drollery

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Narcotics, Disease, Class, Utilitarianism

    Shows a crowd of seated working men and women, all of whom are shrouded in darkness and show signs of poverty. They sit around a huge white statue of a woman, who holds over them a long pipe from which emerges the smoke that provides the artisans with the source of nicotine. The artisans also inhale smoke from pipes which run, like roots from a tree, from the base of the statue.

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