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SidewalksCleaner.jpg
A streetcar of the Philadelphia Transit Company has a sign that reads: "You Did It - Mr. Citizen! You, the City Government and the P.R.T. Employes Made Sidewalks Cleaner. Keep at It, Co-Operate, Don't Spit"

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Streetcar with "SPIT SPREADS DEATH" sign. The Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company worked closely with the Department of Public Health to try to cut back on the spread of influenza. Note that the windows on the streetcar are open for more ventilation.

InfluenzaMask.jpg
Man wears face mask during 1918 Influenza epidemic. Caption: 'flu victim' is escorted into hospital in October, 1918. Influenza is still one of the most highly contagious diseases known to medicine."

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A Monthly Bulletin of the Health Department October-November 1918 features photos of public signage warning against spitting as a way to stop the spread of communicable diseases.

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Children's ward in a French hospital

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A woman is examining two young children in the dining area of the home; a woman (the mother) is standing to the left; further to the left is a large stove situated next to a fireplace.

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A nurse at the bedside of a wounded soldier writing letter for him.

Chicago_Poster_1918.jpg
Photograph of poster relating to the epidemic of influenza in Chicago occurring during the fall of 1918.

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A girl stands next to her sister lying in bed sick from influenza

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Black and white poster. Visual image is a photograph of a Red Cross nurse with a gauze mask over her nose and mouth. Text next to the image provides tips to prevent influenza. Title next to image. Publisher information at top of poster.
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