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Title:
'Stamp' Out Tuberculosis: Buy Christmas Seals
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Description:
The image of Santa Claus in this 1924 poster, proudly holding a letter bearing a Christmas Seal, also equates buying the stamp with offering a gift in the popular tradition of the holidays. Borrowing from the commercial advertising technique of sloganeering, and implying that the money used to buy the stamps could lead to elimination of the disease, the message "Stamp out tuberculosis" is included. Stamp buying allowed average people to feel like they were contributing to the voluntary, professional, and governmental effort.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (784,908 Bytes)
Date:
1924
Creator:
National Tuberculosis Association
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A030882
Publisher:
National Tuberculosis Association
Rights:
Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2003 American Lung Association. For more information on how you can support to fight lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., please contact the American Lung Association.
URL: http://www.lungusa.org/Exit
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Tuberculosis
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Tuberculosis
Exhibit Category:
Infectious Disease
Unique Identifier:
VCBBBN
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03
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