John Groom's Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission
John Groom's Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission. Blind and Crippled Girls making artificial flowers. John Groom's vision for orphaned and disabled girls and women to find a way to support themselves has had a lasting legacy, with a network of care homes around the country. John Groom (1845-1919) (pictured centre) set up his first mission in 1866 at the age of 21 for girls and women who needed shelter, a regular meal and a way of earning some money. Date: 1907
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Royal Agricultural Show, Norwich
Scene at the Royal Agricultural Show in Norwich. In the bath chair is Sir Walter Gilbey (1831-1914), known as the Grand Old Man of Agriculture, with his daughter Mrs Hine at his side. Gilbey was an English wine merchant, philanthropist, and breeder of shire horses. He was President of the Royal Agricultural Society from 1895 to 1896.
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Gout complications, satirical artwork
Gout complications. Satirical artwork titled: 'The Burden of Wealth'. The overweight man being wheeled around in a chair is intended to illustrate the health problems associated with wealth, such as overeating and conditions such as gout. Gout is a metabolic condition where uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints, causing great pain, sometimes leading to infirmity and an inability to walk normally. This artwork, used in the chapter on gout, is from the German book 'Die Karikatur und Satire in der Medizin' (Caricature and Satire in Medicine, 1921) by the German art historian and physician Eugen Hollander (1867-1932).
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