The Cholera Prevention Man

Ink and water color etching of Cholera Prevention Man dressed in a large blue overcoat, a clay pipe in one hand and a mask over his face. He is standing in a doorway surrounded by boxes containing herbs. Behind him is the ghostly apparition of cholera. The translation of the inscription is "The well stocked small house ... "
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Object Name
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
watercolor (overall material)
ink (overall material)
blue (overall color)
vermillion (overall color)
pink (overall color)
green (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
etching with watercolor (overall production method/technique)
overall: 28.3 cm x 21.5 cm; 11 1/8 in x 8 7/16 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 967
Health & Medicine
Public Health
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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