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The Story that was told by the Elephant's Child - Aging in America

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company published dozens of public health booklets, offering advice on subjects ranging from healthy eating to the importance of vaccinating children against common diseases and safe teen driving.

New York, New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1924. A public health booklet for the general public told in the style of a children's book, with the moralistic message being that everyone should prepare for the future with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: "in which are related some of the things a mere wooden toy can tell about men and women who are too old to do productive work and too poor to enjoy old age". Features images of seniors toiling away in a toy factory for a pittance, ranging from "widows whose husbands failed to make provision for their future" to an elderly bachelor who "failed to realize, in the days when he lived comfortably as the head waiter of a New York Club, that there was, nevertheless, one dependent ... himself". Unusual among Met Life Insurance public health booklets for its rather glum, fearful message. Single vol. (7.75" by 5.25"), pp. 14, [2], illus., stapled in original illus. wrps. Very good. Toned, one or two short tears, nick to lower right-hand corner of upper wrapper.

Price: $250.00

Item #23001274

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