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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
Lady Killer
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Description:
Created by the American Cancer Society, a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, this poster uses a witty approach to a serious matter by juxtaposing image and text. By placing the image of an ashtray and a lipstick-stained cigarette above the words "Lady Killer," the poster associates the commonplace activity with its deadly consequences. The everyday image of the ashtray is spotlighted, as if to expose the subject matter. Combined with the text, the message challenges the predominant glamorization of smoking without alienating the cigarette-smoking viewer. There is also an explicit message of support for the smoker in the fine print.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (577,733 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1988
Creator:
American Cancer Society
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: A027938
Publisher:
American Cancer Society
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the American Cancer Society.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
The Cigarette
Exhibit Category:
Anti-Smoking Campaigns
Unique Identifier:
VCBBDV
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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