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1960s Rat Control Campaign Poster - Original Vintage Poster

1960s Rat Control Campaign Poster - Original Vintage Poster

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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.


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.

Country: Denmark

REF: L1709

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Materials: Original Vintage Poster

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