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1950s Anti-rat Campaign Poster - Original Vintage Poster

1950s Anti-rat Campaign Poster - Original Vintage Poster

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A horrific anti-rat campaign poster which shows you just how your farm can be haunted by rats if you do not discover the problem in time!

The text on the poster says: (the rat man) Do you have rats? (the farmer) Yes, I probably have a single rover.

The text in the bottom says: If you see rats on your property. Contact your local municipal office.

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.

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.


Artist: Poul Andersen (signed in print)

Print: Offset lithography

Dimensions: 24.4 x 39.4 in (62 x 100 cm)

Condition: Very good condition - light signs of handling (mainly in the upper left corner) - please see pictures.

Country: Denmark

REF: L5704

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Materials: Original Vintage Poster

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