In this poster, Wellbee cheerfully reminds the viewer to “be well” and “be clean” by washing his or her hands regularly, suggesting a clear connection between cleanliness and health.WellBee was a loveable product of the Center for Disease Control, part of a widespread marketing campaign to promote public health. While initially established to promote the polio vaccine, he later encouraged cleanliness habits (like handwashing), fitness, and safety.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Image Library, Retrieved Oct 24, 2012.
Wellbee Poster via Center for Disease Control, Public Health Image Library (PHIL). Search #7222.
Wellbee, Cleanliness, Health, CDC, Campaign, Polio, Safety, Fitness
Wellbee Poster, CDC, 1964
“Wellbee Poster,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed December 3, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/226.