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India. Artwork for reward poster

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Source: Marennikova SS, ed. 2011. How It Was: The Global Smallpox Eradication Programme in Reminiscences of its Participants


Original painting for a wall-sized poster in the style of a cinema advertisement. The hero is slaying the smallpox demon with a bifurcated needle. The artist donated his work to the smallpox eradication programme.

Posters were produced in various sizes and colors. They included information about the reward for reporting a case of smallpox, and were widely displayed throughout India.