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"Freedom to Breathe" Environmental Poster

Catalog Data:
Referenced:
U.S. Public Health Service
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white; green; pink (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 12 in; 43.18 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
poster
Date made:
1969
Description:
Scientific studies have linked air pollution to quality of life and health issues. To emphasize the need to control the quality of the country’s air, this poster shows the Statue of Liberty, an American symbol of freedom, wearing a gas mask because she has lost the freedom to breathe clean, healthy air. Produced in 1969 by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, it resembles rock music posters of the era.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Environment
Environmental Movement
Environmental History
Credit Line:
Carl F. Meyers, Jr.
ID Number:
1988.0522.01
Catalog number:
1988.0522.01
Accession number:
1988.0522
See more items in:
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Environmental History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center