Date: c. 1940s
Size: 31.5 x 47.5 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed
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This agricultural poster is advertising the positive effects of Gesarol DDT in pest control. Gessarol was one of the first brands of DDT marketed as a pesticide and was widely used in the 1940s and 50s, until it was subsequently banned in the 70s and 80s due to adverse health effects. A 1962 book titled, The Silent Spring, written by Rachel Carson facilitated the ban of DDT as a pesticide for agricultural use in 1972 in the United States. In the case of this German poster, DDT is being presented as a means of ridding crops of "Kartoffelkäfer" or Colorado Potato Beetle. This poster is linen backed and in excellent condition.