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Infant with Polio


Infantile Paralysis Placard Photograph

Consider These Questions

1. What message does this photograph convey about placarding? About the public health department's approach toward infantile paralysis?

2. Discuss how different groups might have used this photo to further their cause (e.g., the public health department; Immigration and Naturalization Service; Children's Aid Society; etc.).

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