Vintage public health posters from the USA

Postergirl

Postergirl

2016-03-23 11:39:52

Take a look at this selection of vintage public health posters from the USA which have just been released from the Library of Congress' Print and Photograph Catalog.

At the time the posters were serious public warnings issued in a bid to stop the spread of deadly diseases such as tuberculous but today they seem cartoonish and outdated. One poster features a drawn image of a cute toddler wearing a bib which reads 'dont kiss me' and includes the slogan 'Tuberculosis: Your kiss of affection, the germ of infection'. Another warns of pneumonia which according to the poster 'strikes like a man eating shark led by it's pilot fish the common cold.'

As with most posters from between 1930 and 1940 the designs are worth checking out in themselves. 

 

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