Public Health Promotional Materials


Items from early 20th century state and federal publications promoting good birth registration and other public health issues.

Selected Items

Shows a pig and a baby side by side. The pig is labeled with a breed-registration number, captioned "registered." The baby is unlabeled, captioned "Not Registered." Below is the question, "Why?"

Agricultural comparisons were common ways that…

A young man, C.T. Texas, faces a number of questions "out in the world" about his identity. This illustration was part of a promotional campaign for birth registration.

C.T. Texas, a young man carrying a briefcase, faces a locked stockade-style gate to the "business world." The sign on the gate reads, "Notice!!! Applicants without birth certificates not considered."