Another Look at ‘Health for Sale’
You may have seen our story this week on a new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art called “Health for Sale: Posters from the William H. Helfand Collection.” It takes visitors on a colorful tour of medical history, by way of some 50 health-related advertisements.
Subjects range from a French witch peddling toothpaste to stark warnings about the dangers of venereal diseases.
The posters draw from the personal collection of William H. Helfand, who’s been amassing medical fine prints, drawings, caricatures, trade cards, posters and ephemera since the mid-1950s.
We thought some of you might like a closer look at some of these oddly interesting posters, which you can browse above.
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