'There is death in the cup', Hamburg, Germany, 1892.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

'There is death in the cup', Hamburg, Germany, 1892.

Overend, W H

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Illustration by W H Overend (after the sketch by J Schonberg) as shown in the 'Illustrated London News' (ILN) (Vol 92/2, 1892). 'Schonberg, one of the ILN's roving artists, had witnesed a little girl drinking water, whilst in Hamburg. A few hours later he was told that the child was dead - cholera had claimed another victim. The outbreak was a serious one. In Britain, ships arriving from Hamburg and other affected ports were intercepted and cholera cases immediately isolated. As a result, the 1892 cholera epidemic never came here, nor has there been one since'.



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