Doctor Bokanky, the street herbalist: 19th century

Henry Mayhew

 
Doctor Bokanky, the street herbalist: 19th century
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Doctor Bokanky, the street herbalist. Engraving from a photograph. Illustration number 22 of Vol.I of the book: 'London labour and the London poor: the conditions of earnings of those that will work, cannot work and will not work' by Henry Mayhew, page 337. The label below the image reads: "Now then for the Kalibonca root, that was brought from Madras in the East Indies. I will cure the toothache, headache, 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. The best article in England."

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