Keep your teeth clean (LOC)

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    Keep your teeth clean

    [Rochester, NY] : Federal Art Project, [between 1936 and 1938]

    1 print (poster) : silkscreen, color.

    Date stamped on verso: Sep 2 19[38].
    Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).
    Poster promoting good oral hygiene, showing stylized face, toothbrush and toothpaste.

    Dental hygiene--1930-1940.

    Format: Posters--1930-1940.
    Screen prints--Color--1930-1940.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

    More information about the WPA Posters is available at

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: POS - WPA - NY .01 .K44, no. 1

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    1. bobjenz 28 months ago | reply

      I would buy this poster. Any ideas where I could get one?

    2. izzysmumma 28 months ago | reply

      I am so printing this out and hanging it over my son's bathroom mirror.

    3. swanq 28 months ago | reply

      bobjenz: Do a Google search on "Keep your teeth clean" and you will see lots of copies of the image, some from vendors who will be happy to sell you a poster made from LoC's digital images. Or you can follow the Persistent URL link and download the highest-resolution image and print it out yourself. These posters were scanned in the 1990s (see note from Helena (LOC) at ) and the resolution is fairly low. So don't expect to be able to blow it up very big -- and don't expect the vendors to be able to do that either, even if their website says they can sell you a large poster.

    4. britneys photography (: 28 months ago | reply

      i would buy this as a poster

    5. sunlitweb [deleted] 22 months ago | reply

      You can probably go to the LOC website and download a big pic of it, then take the file to a printer.

    6. Old Pybus 16 months ago | reply

      How sad the that government actually paid people to tell other people to actually brush their teeth.

    7. rojosuizarojosuiza 16 months ago | reply

      If this is what was needed for better dental care... the artistic result is very good, I dare say.

      Conclusion: Money well spent!

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