Artist: Poul Andersen (signed in print)
Print: Offset lithography (print by Parrot Litho A/S.)
Dimensions: 24.4 x 33.5 in (62 x 85 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - a bit of transparent tape in the corners - please see pictures.
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Perhaps one of the cuter rat control campaign posters displaying a sad boy as a group of evil rats is having a good time in his sandbox.
With the adoption of the so called "Rat Act of 1938" in Denmark, the combat against rats by local authorities was systematized. In 1940/41 a new alternative poison to control rats was approved - chopped and boiled onions added smoked herring and flour. The poison had to mixed in the right quantities and chopped in a specific and certain ratio before it had any effect. Then the poison was packed in portions and ready for use. Making the poison required quite a lot of working hours and was thus very costly so that method of making poison was abandoned again. Then the government began to make a national poster campaign which is how this poster was born.
The poster has a message to the people saying (in Danish): "Rats spread diseases. Rats are dangerous. You see rats on your property, then report it to an official office - immediately!".
This poster is quite a thing to decorate your walls with and I am sure that every visitor in the future home of this poster will have an opinion about this magnificent piece of history.
Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.
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