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8y027 LA SYPHILIS linen 32x47 French health poster 1926 Theodora art, venereal disease causes death!

Date Sold 9/10/2019
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A Linenbacked French Public Health Poster (measures 32" x 47 1/4" [81 x 120 cm]) (Learn More)

La Syphilis (literally translates to "Syphilis"), the circa 1926 French public health poster created by the "French National League Against the Venereal Peril", warning of the dangers of syphilis (such as passing the disease to children and being the cause of chronic illnesses). Note that this poster features incredible Theodora Pfeifer art of a man and woman kissing with a skull in the background, indicating spreading syphilis is like killing those you have contact with. The French writing on the poster translates to "Syphilis is a social scourge, its victims are countless. Many people are affected without knowing it. Syphilis of parents is one of the main causes of illness and death of newborns and children. A large number of chronic diseases are of syphilitic origin. Syphilis is a serious but fortunately curable disease. For all syphilitic, it is a duty to cure oneself and to avoid transmitting one's evil."
Artist: Theodora Pfeifer
Important Added Info: Note that we have never before auctioned this incredible poster!

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Note that this poster ships in a very long tube (at least 33" long, but possibly 50" long or more). Therefore the shipping for this poster will be more than that for a poster that ships in a tube 32" or shorter, and possibly much more. Please bear this added shipping expense in mind before bidding on this poster. You can tell how long of a tube this poster needs to ship in by looking at the shorter dimension of its length and width and then adding 4" to that (so a 47" x 63" poster will need to ship in a 51" long tube).

Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good to fine. The poster was never folded. It had a small tear in the top right blank corner and a tiny tear near the middle of the right blank border, with a few very tiny pinholes around the edges. Overall, the poster was in very good to fine condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was mounted on a somewhat thinner linen, and it displays well!
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