ABOUT ME

In Victorian England, a "Penny Gaff" was a theatre catering to the "unwashed masses" (low class), "fancy men" (men who use their fists for a living), and "the Family" (criminal class).

The Upper Classes referred to Penny Gaff's as "Vulgar Theatre" because they featured crime, medical procedures, the macabre, and immoral pursuits.

My name is Alexandrea Merrell and I am an avid collector of Victorian medical instruments, legal case studies, and other ephemera. This tumblr features my own collection of "Vulgar Theatre" as well as photos and illustrations from others that are apropos......enjoy!

biomedicalephemera:

The Quack Doctor
“I have a secret Art, to cureEach Malady, which Men endure!”
[Source: Ephemeral Scraps on Flickr]

biomedicalephemera:

The Quack Doctor

“I have a secret Art, to cure
Each Malady, which Men endure!”

[Source: Ephemeral Scraps on Flickr]



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