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A fleet of flies dropping bombs on the Chinese people, causing mayhem and confusion. Colour lithograph, 1952 (?).

Date
[1952?]
Reference
766955i
Part of
Guangdong people's government hygiene regulations.
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Description

Below, silhouettes of the people with pagoda in background. The print refers to cholera and dysentery. The flies are in an American style (Walt Disney, Dr Seuss), perhaps as a reminiscence of anti-American propaganda about germ warfare

Publication/Creation

Guangdong : Guangdong people's government, [1952?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in black and orange ; sheet approximately 78.7 x 26.5 cm.

Lettering note

Translation of lettering: Flies are the number one carriers of disease, which can cause chaos, plague and disaster

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 766955i

Language note

Lettering in Chinese language and script, oriented from right to left

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Chinese


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