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Vaccination against polio. Colour lithograph, ca. 1960.

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

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


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.


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.

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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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