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Death is challenged by a crusader representing the Red Cross; advertising the Third Red Cross Roll Call for the improvement of public health. Colour lithograph, 1919.

American Red Cross.
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[1919]

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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A shrouded giant representing death holds a scythe marked "Disease - epidemics". He is approached on the left by a crusader on horseback who holds shield lettered "Red Cross" and throws at death a gauntlet labelled "Public health campaign" The Third Red Cross Roll Call was an appeal to the American public, from Sunday November 2 1919 to Tuesday November 11 1919, for a $15,000,000 fund for the improvement of public health, including the provision of more public health nurses, the establishment of public health centres, the reduction of tuberculosis and the reduction of infant mortality

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[United States] : [publisher not identified], [1919] (N.Y. [New York] : Rand McNally & Co.)

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1 print : lithograph, printed in black and red ; image and border 57.2 x 39.6 cm

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The challenge. Join the crusade. Third Red Cross Roll Call. Nov. 2-11

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  • English


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Death is challenged by a crusader representing the Red Cross; advertising the Third Red Cross Roll Call for the improvement of public health. Colour lithograph, 1919. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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