Title A common cold germ asking the father of a neurasthenia bacillus if he can marry her; he is refused on account of the social gap between them. Pen drawing by C. Harrison, 1913.
Imprint 1913.


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Physical description 1 drawing : pen and ink, with grey wash ; border 21.1 x 29.6 cm
Credits Artist's address is inscribed in pencil: With C Harrison comple 18 Warmhold Rd Shepherds Bush
Summary Dialogue includes: Proud parent "You cannot have my daughter the social gulf is too wide remember you are a mere germ of a common cold - she is a bacillus of neurasthenia."
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 15727i
Note Bears artist's comments to publisher
Lettering In the microbe world. Asking papa. C. Harrison.
Author, etc. Harrison, Charles, active 1920.
Topic-LCSH Marriage proposals.
Social classes.
Bacillus (Bacteria)
Microorganisms.
Germ cells.
Neurasthenia.
Cold (Disease)
Genre/Technique Humorous pictures.
Ink drawings.
Copy photo no. V 11623
System no. .b11642890
Record no. 15727i