Saturday, May 16, 2009

Flu Facts

With a flu outbreak in 1957, Life magazine ran this double full-page spread, using Walt Kelly's warm cuddly ways to teach about little devil viruses.  It's amazing that 52 years later, most of this still applies. Boy, the flu never looked so cute.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic discovery. My Mum had the Asian Flu in '57 when I was born and it was a scary time - far worse than this media hype!

Walt Kelly certainly makes info more palatable than the current UK Government blurb!


Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Amazing to have you, with your circumstances, connect with this piece of ephemera all these years later.