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When a case of diphtheria was discovered back in the day, signs like this one were placed on the outside of the infected home or building in an effort to quarantine the area and ultimately prevent the spread of the disease.
Text on the placard is as follows: " All Persons are hereby warned, this house containes a case of Diphtheria. When the Danger is Past this Card will be removed by proper authorities. Removal of this signal is punishable by fine of from $10.00 to $100.00 By Order of the Board of Health of Hadley, Mass."
Measurements (with frame) : 14” Wide x 9 7/8” Tall.
Material: Sign is printed on a heavy paper material. Perfect for framing!
Item Condition: Great vintage condition with no tears! Corners have become rounded over the years and the signs orange color has begun to fade. Sign has a wrinkle between the first "H" and the "T" in "Diphtheria" but it's rather minor. Back of sign has some scratches and a few light stains, mostly likely caused by being hung in the infected area.
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