'To a Milkman', 1880-1890.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 11cm x 32cm

'To a Milkman', 1880-1890.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A caricature of a milkman shown with his milk-cart, which contains a milk churn and ladles. The caption reads: 'My dear Chalky, a milk-and-water Valentine won't suit me'. In the 19th century, milk was routinely adulterated or watered down.

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