Holy cows!! They are popping out like boils!!! She is even vomitting one. . . i WAS going to say it looked like an Edwardian knock shop and they were all arguing the price . . . ! However, given that the man standing is injecting something into the woman's arm . . . perhaps it is an artist's impression of Bedlam, the asylum. I am going to say it represents the Wickedness of Man.
Caricature of vaccination scene at the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St. Pancreas.
Dr. Jenner vaccinating frightened young woman, and cows emerging from different parts of people's bodies. in 1802
I have seen this before when in High School.It is to do with vaccinations, I believe. From the title though, it could refer to all sorts on new discoveries and inventions!! At first glance it looks like a hideous ward in a very old asylum for mad people!!! But on closer inspection, the reality of it is more obvious!! Vaccinations were certainly the 'new inoculation' mentioned in the title!! Hideous image and enough to frighten anyone away from trying it!!!
I forgot to mention, when I was at school, we all were fascinated at the thought of all those little cows being expelled from the bodies of the patients after having their vaccinations against what they called TheCow Pock!!! It's like something out of a science fiction movie!!!!
It is a STRANGE drawing! Animals/Cows popping out of weird places? Is it supposed to be humorous? Satire from that era? It is not pleasant to look at and I don't get it, sorry! Cows decease? the picture on the back wall has a cow in it?