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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
Let the World Breathe
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Description:
This image, featuring two children playing in a stream, employs a common motif in public health posters--the photographs of children are used to evoke a feeling of responsibility or accountability in the viewer. The specific message is only conveyed clearly with the combination of image and text. The viewer is encouraged to read the poster in order to discover its meaning. Even the headline--"Let the world breathe"--is too general to communicate the central piece of advice: "Use chemicals with care to keep air fresh and water pure." The poster encourages behavior modification by emphasizing the consequences of complacency, not for the viewer alone but for innocent children as well.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (787,631 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1984
Creator:
World Health Organization
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: A028092
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the World Health Organization.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Environmental Pollution
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Chemical Exposure
Exhibit Category:
Environmental Health
Relation:
Metadata Record Children at Risk! [1984] jpg (938,643 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Acceptable Daily Intake! [ca. 1984] jpg (961,987 Bytes)
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Unique Identifier:
VCBBDF
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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