30 August 2010

Mandrake root

From the files of the Science Museum (London), via A London Salmagundi.

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm . . . Mandrake Root. Perhaps a principal ingredient in Viagra? For erections lasting more than four hours, call Mandrake.

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  2. Creepy looking thing. Looks nothing like the old comic strip magician. It does, however resemble a famous Goya painting:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Devouring_His_Son

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