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Hygeia Health Poster Playing Cards

Artist: Lisa Scarpello

Hygeia, 1924
Cardstock & decorative paper, gouache and Hygeia magazine images

In 1924, Hygeia, a family health magazine published by the AMA, advertised an invitation to high school readers to submit designs for Health Posters. They received hundreds of responses from students around the county. Throughout the year, images of these posters were reprinted in black and white in the magazine. This deck of cards has the original reprints of these posters from Hygeia on one side and hand stamped & hand painted card symbols & characters on the other. Also printed on the poster images are the names & hometowns of the high school students who created them.