"Help the Anti-Fly Campaign by eliminating the breeding places of flies" [broadside].
- Redlands, CA : Board of Health, 1914.
- Physical description
- 1 handbill
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- Chapman, Alonzo E.
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- The handbill urges farmers, ranchers, and Redlands households to keep the fly population down by filling in holes, collecting manure, judicious use of lime, cleaning cesspools, etc. "REMEMBER. The health of yourself, and the health of your family is at stake. Let us have your active and hearty co-operation, no only in making this a 'flyless town', but, in making this the healthiest city in the world." Chapman's title--"Official Fly Catcher and Inspector"--is as given on the handbill and to judge from contemporary articles (cf. Popular Science Monthly and American City) Chapman was the only official municipal fly catcher in the U.S., and his patent traps were erected around town with city sanction; his first year of operation, he eliminated some 245 gallons (or perhaps 14,000,000) flies. Chapman's given name taken from his patent, US1136210. With the printed notice, "Approved by Sec'y. Board of Health, C. E. Ide, M. D." [Descriptive information supplied by dealer // JAD20120501]