EMK

1940s Vintage Art Deco Agricultural Poster - Gesarol DDT Pesticides

$675.00
  • 1940s Vintage Art Deco Agricultural Poster - Gesarol DDT Pesticides

EMK

1940s Vintage Art Deco Agricultural Poster - Gesarol DDT Pesticides

$675.00

Date: c. 1940s
Size:  31.5 x 47.5 inches
Artist: EMK

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.