Variety Theatre, Dr. Walford Bodie
Dr. Walford Bodie 1869 - 1939, One of the most famed and controversial Music Hall performers of his day. Known as the Electrical Wizzard, he would often start his shows by passing high voltage electrical current through his body (actually harmless static electricity) and once employed the use of an electric chair. In this illustration he seems to be curing crippled children to walk again through the power of electricity...and love! A friend of Harry Houdini.
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'Jesus said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?', mid 19th century
'Jesus said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?', mid 19th century. Biblical scene, from Luke 17: 17: 'And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Was no one found except this foreigner to return and give glory to God?' Jesus performs the miracle of healing ten lepers, but only one man returns to thank him. Engraving after 'Christ Healing the Paralytic', a painting made c1619 by Anthony van Dyck, in the Royal Collection.
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Flat feet remedy, illustration by William Heath Robinson
A new method of curing flat feet and restoring the natural arch to the pedal extremities, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C. Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library Date: 1947
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Lucinda Gosling/Mary Evans
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