Public Health Posters

Title

Public Health Posters

Description

In midcentury, public health groups took cues from the advertising industry to warn of various health risks. A retrospective of 20th-century health posters features work from numerous countries on an array of diseases.

Creator

National Archives & National Library of Medicine

Date

1944 - First Picture, 1940s - Second Picture

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/%22WHEN_A_FLY_WIPES_HIS_FEET_ON_YOUR_FOOD%2C_HE%27S_SPREADING_DISEASE%5E_NEVER_GIVE_A_GERM_A_BREAK%22_-_NARA_-_516140.jpg/726px-%22WHEN_A_FLY_WIPES_HIS_FEET_ON_YOUR_FOOD%2C_HE%27S_SPREADING_DISEASE%5E_NEVER_GIVE_A_GERM_A_BREAK%22_-_NARA_-_516140.jpg

https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-101438706-img

Rights

Source: Schaffer, Amanda. (2008, Nov 3). Gave Warnings of Disease, With the Adman's Flair. New York Times. Retrieved Oct 15, 2012, from http://nyti.ms/Xgn6A6

Publisher

National Archives & National Library of Medicine

Contributor

National Archives & National Library of Medicine

Format

First Poster, Medium: Poster

Second Poster, Medium:Poster

Language

English

Type

Poster

Identifier

Posters, Public Health, Advertising, Health, Diseases, Flies, Syphilis

Coverage

United States

Files

_WHEN_A_FLY_WIPES_HIS_FEET_ON_YOUR_FOOD,_HE'S_SPREADING_DISEASE^_NEVER_GIVE_A_GERM_A_BREAK__-_NARA_-_516140.jpg
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Reference

National Archives & National Library of Medicine, Public Health Posters, National Archives & National Library of Medicine, 1944 - First Picture, 1940s - Second Picture

Cite As

National Archives & National Library of Medicine, “Public Health Posters,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 14, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/257.