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Ways to catch the flu. Colour lithograph after designs by Coggin, 194-.

Coggin (Cartoonist)
Date
[between 1940 and 1949?]

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Description

Six cartoon-like scenes illustrating ways to catch flu: a woman wearing a short skirt instead of slacks on a winter's day; eating too much and the wrong foods; "sneeze in the other guy's face"; sleeping with the window wide open on a cold night; trying to treat oneself as doctors do (sketch of a doctor, shown as a man with white hair, treating himself with a hot foot-bath and a whisky and soda ("Last of all, doctor yourself. MD's are dumb birds.")

Lettering

How to die before your time or this is the way to catch the "flu"

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : WPB [War Production Board] Labor Management Safety Health Committee, [between 1940 and 1949?] (Cleveland 17, Ohio : Addressograph-Multigraph Corp.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in black, pink and red ; sheet 50.5 x 35.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 535914i

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  • English


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