Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

An illustration of a Black child's head with a white bib around the neck. The bib contains text that reads: "MERCIFULNESS. Hudson's extract of soap is merciful to the clothes; it only removes the dirt, grease, and stains, leaving the linen behind—spotlessly white, wholesome and pure. HUDSON'S SOAP."

Title: Mercifulness: Hudson’s Extract of Soap is merciful to the clothes; it only removes the dirt, grease, and stains, leaving the linen behind- spotlessly white, wholesome and pure

Artist/Maker: R. S. Hudson Limited

Date: 1890-1899?

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Mercifulness : Hudson’s Extract of Soap is merciful to the clothes; it only removes the dirt, grease, and stains, leaving the linen behind- spotlessly white, wholesome and pure : Hudson’s Soap. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark.

Location(s): Liverpool, England

 

 

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