|The Victoria & Albert Museum|
Here’s another printed card from the George Speaight Collection. I love this Nineteenth Century card by an unknown artist and publisher. I love Punch’s expression and his little, bent puppet legs.
I also rather like the verse from the doctor which accompanies it.
For such painful emotions,
You must take pills and potions,
And swallow whole oceans
Of medicine and rum!
It could well be the motto of a modern doctor.