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

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

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Pink 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. Herman Lang, Health Officer, Donora, Pa. " with lines to write the date posted.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quarantine sign, pertussis
date made
ca 1930s
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Donora
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.6 cm x 25.3 cm; 6 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in
overall: 10 in x 6 7/8 in; 25.4 cm x 17.4625 cm
ID Number
2005.3079.08
nonaccession number
2005.3079
catalog number
2005.3079.08
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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