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A man and a woman kissing with a skull in the background; representing a warning against syphilis. Colour lithograph by Theo Doro, 1924/1930.

  • Theodoro.
Date
[betwen 1924 and 1930]
Reference
41334i
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About this work

Publication/Creation

Paris (44, Rue de Lisbonne) : Ligue Nationale Française contre le péril Vénérien, [betwen 1924 and 1930] (Paris : Imp. Kaplan-L. Legras)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 120 x 81.3 cm

Contributors

Lettering

La syphilis est un fléau social. Ses victimes sont innombrables. Nombreux sont ceux qui sont atteints, sans le savoir. La syphilis des parents est une des principales causes de maladies et de mort des nouveaux-nés et des enfants. Un grand nombre d'affections chroniques sont d'origine syphilitique. La syphilis est une maladie grave mais heureusement guérissable. Pour tout syphilitique c'est un devoir de se soigner et d'eviter de transmettre son mal. ... Theo Doro

Terms of use

Copyright is currently (11 June 2002) held by the Institut Alfred Fournier, 25 bd. Saint-Jacques, 5680 Paris cedex 14

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 41334i

References note

M. Robert-Sterkendries, La santé s'affiche, Bruxelles: Therabel, 2003, no. 679, p. 343

Creator/production credits

Theodoro was the nom de plume of Théodore Pfeiffer. A poster by him for winter sports in the Vosges is dated 1929 (Christie's South Kensington, 20 February 2008, lot 62) and another is dated 1931 (Christie's South Kensington, 26 January 2011, lot 32, where his dates are given as 1896-1973). The present composition was used to advertise the film "Le baiser qui tue" (Robert-Sterkendries, loc. cit.)

Lettering note

Bears endorsement: "Vu: le Ministre du travail, de l'hygiène, de l'assistance et de la prévoyance sociales"

Type/Technique

Languages

  • French


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