The Vaccine Skeptics of 1721

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  1. Anti-covid-vaccine protestors [Boston Herlad]
  2. Anti-vaccination cartoon,1802 [Wikimedia]

  3. Constantinople
  4. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu [Wikimedia]
  5. Lady Mary & Alexander Pope: the power of feminine beauty [Wikimedia]
  6. Turkish baths
  7. Lady Mary in Turkish mode
  8. Lady Mary & her son, Edward [Wikimedia/National Portrait Gallery, London]
  9. Lady Mary
  10. Charles Maitland [Wikitree]
  11. Maitland and Hans Sloane [Wikimedia/National Portrait Gallery, London]
  12. Princess Caroline [Wikimedia]
  13. Newgate Prison
  14. Hans Sloane & Newgate prisoners
  15. orphans [by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold, 1872; WIkimedia]
  16. inoculation scene
  17. Maitland's pamphlets & anti-inoculation pamphlets
  18. smallpox patient and inoculated patient [by Allan Warner, early 1900s]
  19. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, reprise
  20. Lary Mary, 1720s, & the anti-vaccine protestors [photo by Sergio Flores, New York Times/Getty]

assembled by Douglas Allchin