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Let's Black Out Syphilis [leaflet]

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Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
Accession Number
005027006
Description
Medium-sized one page rectangular cream paper with black text folded in half with front page has a black background; on the front page, or title page, there are three spotlights shining upwards from the bottom of the page, with the lights converging at the top and hills are faintly illuminated by t…
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Accession Number
005027006
Collection
Arthur Gryfe
Category
Archival Items
Ephemera
Classification
Archival, Items
Education
MeSH Heading
Disease
Pamphlets
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Syphilis
Description
Medium-sized one page rectangular cream paper with black text folded in half with front page has a black background; on the front page, or title page, there are three spotlights shining upwards from the bottom of the page, with the lights converging at the top and hills are faintly illuminated by the sun in the background near the top; the title is written in large bolded white letters at the top and center of the front page and at the bottom right is the name and location of the company responsible for the pamphlet's creation; there are three pages of content, not including the title page, discussing the why's and how's of stamping out syphilis, written in black ink with bolded and capitalized titles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This pamphlet originally belonged to the Health League of Canada, which was founded on the purpose of providing health education and promoting disease prevention. After the Health League of Canada discontinued, its records were moved to the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and later discovered by Arthur Gryfe, a former MD and appointed archivist of the Health League of Canada, even though the group barely existed at the time of his appointment.
Maker
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
Circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: black, cream
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
On the front: "Let's // BLACK OUT // SYPHILIS"; "METROPOLITAN LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // CANADIAN HEAD OFFICE // OTTAWA"; on the inside: "LET'S BLACK OUT SYPHILIS"; "WHY?; "HOW?"; on the back: "How you can help // to black out // syphilis ..."; "Your community looks // to you for // support ..."; "The fight against syphilis is a fight for // every person and for every community"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder B pg 2 b
Length
19.6 cm
Width
13.6 cm
Depth
0.05 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The colour on the front page is evenly faded; the colour on the edges are wearing out; the back of the pamphlet has a fair amount of dark stains.
Copy Type
original
Images
Less detail