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A handkerchief trapped in a birdcage, representing the need to prevent the spread of germs by coughs and sneezes. Colour lithograph by D. Dekk, 1946.
- Dekk, Dorrit
About this work
[London?] : Issued by the Ministry of Health : Printed for H.M. Stationery Office,  (London S.W.15 : Perry Colourprint Ltd.)
1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 59 x 41.7 cm
Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Trap the germs in your handkerchief. Dekk
This was the first poster to be designed by Dorrit Dekk, working for the Central Office of Information, on the east side of Baker Street, London, in 1946. The curved lines representing the wire of the birdcage were drawn by Reginald Mount, who was working in the same studio
Bears reference number: 51-2774
Wellcome Library no. 44093i
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