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Chicago Typhoid Fever Quarantine Sign. Chicago, ca. 1925. Boldly lettered sign warning against entering an apartment building where typhoid fever has spread, and ordering sick tenants not to leave. 6 x 9 ¾”. Mounted in a black frame. Health Commissioner Arnold Kegel’s name crossed out, replaced by Herman Bundesen; “Department” of Health stamped out, replaced with “Board". On Jan. 2, 1925, The New York Times reported an outbreak of 99 cases of typhoid fever resulting in 11 deaths. The outbreak was traced to a shipment of rotten oysters, and particularly affected the city’s wealthy residents.
Chicago Typhoid Fever Quarantine Sign.
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $96.00
Estimate: $100 - $150
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
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