Item #CL187-83 Rats! Montagu Scott, Aust.
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1902. Pen and ink, signed in image lower right”, publishing annotation “usual ‘Arrow’ size” in ink in lower margin, 30.7 x 13.6cm. Pinholes not affecting image, old folds and creases, minor soiling to margins.

This artwork, which appeared on the cover page of The Arrow on 8 March 1902, was captioned “Dr Armstrong, the Metropolitan Health Officer, says: “Kill the rats and you will kill the plague” [and] “What the rats think has not yet been published.”

This image is a reference to the bubonic plague Australia suffered from during the first two decades of the 20th century. The Arrow was a weekly newspaper published in Sydney, between 1896 and 1933. Ref: Wiki; NLA.

Item #CL187-83

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