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Spit Spreads Death.jpg
Image of a sign saying "Spit Spreads Death" during the Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

Flu Victim 2.jpg
Flu victim being escorted to the hospital by police.

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

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.

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.

Philadelphia Influenza deaths 1890-1930

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.

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.

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"

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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