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Tomorrow’s citizen. Ministry of Health and Central Council for Health Education, Great Britain, 1951. An ominous shadow, with the proportions of an adult man, looms behind the figure of a smiling, seemingly healthy, boy.

Tomorrow’s citizen.
Ministry of Health and Central Council for Health Education, Great Britain, 1951.
Color lithograph; 37.7 x 25.2 cm.
Designer: Reginald Mount (1906-1979).

An ominous shadow, with the proportions of an adult man, looms behind the figure of a smiling, seemingly healthy, boy. Influenced by theatrical lighting and film noir, the shadow signifies danger and death, and was frequently featured in 20th-century health posters.

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Tuberkulose undersøgelse – en borgerpligt (Tuberculosis examination – a citizen’s duty.) Copenhagen, Denmark,  1947. A shadow couple happily walks arm in arm. In the background, the abstract form of a modernist building, looking like an arrow and suggesting a statistical increase, is labeled Folke-tuberkulose undersøgelse (People’s
tuberculosis examinations).

Tuberkulose undersøgelse – en borgerpligt
(Tuberculosis examination – a citizen’s duty.)
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1947.
Color lithograph; 62 x 85 cm.
Designer/artist: : Henry Thelander (fl. 1902-1986).
Lithographers: Andreasen & Lachmann.

A shadow couple happily walks arm in arm. In the background, the abstract form of a modernist building, looking like an arrow and suggesting a statistical increase, is labeled Folke-tuberkulose undersøgelse (People’s tuberculosis examinations).

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