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Vaccination against polio. Colour lithograph, ca. 1960.

  • Great Britain. Ministry of Health.
Date
[1960]
Reference
576139i
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Credit: Vaccination against polio. Colour lithograph, ca. 1960. Wellcome Collection. In copyright

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Publication/Creation

[London] : Issued by the Ministry of Health, [1960] (London : Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by M.M.P. Ltd.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in red and black ; sheet 50.2 x 37.5 cm

Lettering

Polio can cripple -- even the fittest. It's now [now inserted] available free to all up to the age of 26 [26 crossed out and 40 substituted]. Ask your local health department, clinic or family doctor for details. ... Prepared by the Central Office of Information.

Notes

Ministry of Health files at The National Archives (TNA) MH 55/2212 discuss the poster and indicate it was sent to the designers in December 1959. A further set of prints was ordered in February 1960.

References note

The National Archives (TNA) MH 55/2212

Lettering note

In the lettering, a change of policy is indicated by inserting "now" with a caret sign, and having "26" crossed out and replaced by "40", both in black cursive scripts amending white majuscules
Bears Central Office of Information reference number: P.03
Bears printers' reference number: Wt P79108-2/60 - 6289

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