Spit Spreads Death

Title

Spit Spreads Death

Description

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.

Creator

Department of Public Health

Source

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Date

1918

Contributor

Kate MacDonald

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Original Format

Photo

Files

SpitSpreadsDeath.jpg
Spit Spreads death trolley 2.jpg


Citation

Department of Public Health, “Spit Spreads Death,” Philly Immigration, accessed May 25, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/737.