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Kansas fair sign advertising health-related movies

The Kansas State Board of Health's resolve to improve the lives of Kansans lead to a campaign that took many forms, including showing health-related movies at fairs.

The division of Health Education Services maintained a lending library of silent and sound films with subjects ranging from tuberculosis to childcare. Primarily used by health officials and schools, the films were also shown at Kansas fairs, including the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka throughout the 1930s.

According to the Board's newsletters, over 15,000 persons visited the public health building at the Topeka fairgrounds in 1939. This sign advertised the films shown at the Kansas Free Fair.

The sign is in the collections of the Kansas Museum of History.

Entry: Cool Things - Kansas Fair Sign

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: December 2004

Date Modified: August 2014

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