Be Ye Clean...

Be Ye Clean series 
Much of this series was shown in The Cost of Anything an exhibition review can be found here The Cost of Anything at Alice



I love to collect old medicine tins especially the pocket sized ones.  As I contemplated the collection I made a connection to the scriptural injunction to, "depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord. (Isaiah 52:11)" Granted this is not about washing hands or cleaning your body, but I do find humor in thinking of it in those terms. The paradox of relying on man made items to prepare for spiritual matters could not be passed.




Pinex Laxative


Pepto Tablets


Caroid Tooth Powder & Manzan for Rectal Discomfort


 
Mecca Home Remedy & Boraxo Powder Hand Soap



Rectal Medicone




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