Story: Postage stamps

Health stamps poster (2nd of 3)

Health stamps poster

This 1932 poster advertising health stamps features children having fun in the sun. The health-camp movement was founded on a belief that taking poor urban children to the countryside, exposing them to fresh air and sunshine, and feeding them well, would improve their overall health by making them stronger and less susceptible to diseases.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Postage stamps - Stamps, 1855 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/32058/health-stamps-poster (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 20 Jun 2012