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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Mental Hygiene: 1924

Mental Hygiene: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Exhibit on Mental Hygiene." As we wash our hands, so must we wash our brains. Much poignantly straightforward signage. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Attract-O-Scope

I can't quite make out the label on the device in the corner of the booth, but it looks like it says "Attract-O-Scope" - it seems to have a translucent screen and an electric cord leading up the the socket in the wall sconce. A rear-projection movie device of some kind, I presume.

[An automatic, self-contained slide projector. - tterrace]

At The Y


Washington Post, April 29,1924.

Capital Will Observe Mental Hygiene Day

Health Week in its second day today will be featured with a public address in Keith's theater by Dr. William A. White, of St. Elizabeth's hospital. Representative Burton L. French, of Idaho, will preside.

Today will be known as "Mental Hygiene Day," and is sponsored by a special committee including Mrs. William A. White, Mrs. Archibald Hopkins, Mrs. D. Percy Hicking, Mrs. A.C. Miller and Miss Emily Dinwiddle, Dr. Thomas Williams, Dr. Anita Muhl, Dr. Lucile Dooley and Miss Schroeder, Dr. Loren Johnson will serve as chairman of the day.

Yesterday Dr. Victor Vaughn spoke at the noon meeting on "Preventative Medicine." He sketched the progress of medical science as indicated in declining death rates and urged cooperation of the public in the campaign of the health council.

A motion picture called "Working for Dear Life" was shown after the address. Secretary of Labor Davis presided. Members of the Instructive Visiting Nurses society were ushers.

Headquarters of the organizations are in the old Y.W.C.A. building, 1333 F street northwest, where health exhibitions are on display and motion pictures shown.

Nope, not yet.

"We see a time-- When the strange child, the worried mother, the confused and depressed workman will appeal to the hospitals for relief - as they now run to them for diabetes, appendicitis, or typhoid fever"

The Shining

Love the halo effect around the pretty hanging globe. Technically it's probably not providing the optimal lighting of later years, but it sure beats fluorescent tubes!

Modern Medicine!

Nurse, attach the electrodes.

 
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