Learn to Swim

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Learn to Swim
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

An unforeseen consequence of successful polio vaccination* (1950s) was a sharp increase in aquatic fatalities and accidents. This was especially so during the holiday period. Swimming lessons are now enshrined within the national curriculum.

*Polio can be contracted by drinking contaminated water. The vaccine gave the general public the confidence to enter bodies of water without fear of infection.

Image Details

Artist
 
Date
 
1970
Medium
 
Hand-rendered artwork
Catalogue Number
 
WSP 11-1

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