Xylografi fra The London Labour and the London Poor, 1851
Doctor Bokanky, the street herbalist fra Henry Mayhew’s “The London Labour and the London Poor : A Cyclopædia of the Condicions and Earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work”.
Original illustration i fin stand. OBS. Billedet er indpakket i cellofan, som giver nogle skygger.
Doktor Bokany, solgte et universalmiddel – et såkaldt “cure-all”. Teksten til billedet lyder:
“Now then for the Kalibonca Root, that was brought from Madras in the East Indies. It’ll cure the tooth-ache, head-ache, giddiness in the head, dimness of sight, rheumatics in the head, and is highly recommended for the ague; never known to fail; and I’ve sold it for this six and twenty year. From one penny to sixpence the packet”.