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Vaccinating the Poor

Author/Artist: Eytinge Jr, Sol (1833-1905)

Publisher/Date: 1873

Type: Illustration

Topic: Vaccination

Vaccinating the Poor wood engraving

Well-known American illustrator Sol Eytinge, Jr created Vaccinating the Poor, 1873. The image shows a scene of widespread vaccination of the underclasses. By the late 1800s, vaccination had become a common and accepted form of disease prevention.