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A knotted handkerchief suffering from a cold. Colour process print after Fougasse, 194-.

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About this work


The knotted handkerchief reminds people that "no one should cough or sneeze without putting his handkerchief over his mouth and nose." (p. 3 of the leaflet). A second sketch by Fougasse is reproduced on the back cover: it shows a man sneezing violently into a handkerchief


London (Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London W.C.1) : The Central Council for Health Education in association with : The Scottish Council for Health Education, [1945]

Physical description

1 print : process print, printed in colours ; sheet 17.8 x 11.5 cm


That reminds me ... Fougasse

Lettering note

Bears printers reference: "45M 1/45 F.K & Co. Ltd.", from which the date 1945 is inferred for this printing


Wellcome Library no. 571224i


Part of the "Coughs and sneezes" campaign in the UK after World War II. It aimed to encourage the use of handkerchiefs to prevent transmission of inflenza and colds etc.


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