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

  • Coggin (Cartoonist)
Date
[between 1940 and 1949?]
Reference
535914i
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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.")

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

Lettering

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

Lettering note

Lettering continues with "9 rules for fight on flu and colds" laid down by the epidemics committee of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland
Artist's signature "Coggin" in lower left corner is indistinct

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 535914i

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Languages

  • English



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