Whooping Cough - Children - Except Those of This Household with the Health Officer's Permit - Must Not Enter or Leave These Premises

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Description (Brief)
Yellow cardboard sign with black text reading, "WHOOPING COUGH- Children--except those of this household with the Health Officer's permit--must not enter or leave these premises. No person other than those authorized by the Board of Health shall remove this placard. Any person or persons defacing, covering up, or destroying this placard render themselves liable to the penalties of the law. Act of the General Assembly approved June 28, 1923, provides that anyone violating the provisions of this Act, upon conviction thereof may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $100.00, to be paid to the use of said county, and costs of prosecution, or to be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not less than ten days or more than thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the court.' By order of the Board of Health" with lines for the signature and address of the Health Officer and the date posted.
Currently not on view
date made
after 1923
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 7 in; 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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