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This cartoon was 'dedicated to the London Water Companies' and is 'a correct representation of that precious stuff doled out to us'
A woman is dropping her tea-cup in horror upon discovering the monstrous contents of a magnified drop of Thames water. In the nineteenth century, sewage and waste contaminated the River Thames in London, making it a prime source of water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid.
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