For our health's sake we must...KILL FLIES!

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV10189
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 49 x 33.6 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description lithograph on paper
Maker Blackwood, E S
Deputy Director of Medical Services NSW L of C Area
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made c.1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright unknown


The first in a series of Australian Second World War medical safety posters issued by the Deputy Director Medical Services NSW L of C Area , advising of the importance of eradicating flies. The main slogan in the centre of the poster is surrounded by caricatures of soldiers killing flies by various means. While the poster employs humour to deliver its message, its intent was very serious. Flies were one of the main sources of diseases such as malaria.