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Guy R. Radley & Perry O. Powell Save Our Children - Preventing Accidental Injury. Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.,
Guy R. Radley & Perry O. Powell Save Our Children - Preventing Accidental Injury. Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.,

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Price: $125.00

Product Code: 20200139

Cooperating with the Milwaukee Safety Commission.Milwaukee, WI.[1923] A 32pp (unnumbered) comprehensive  booklet on safety for children, and what parents should look for both inside and outside of the home to protect their children. It begins by telling the reader that there were 65 accidental deaths of children in Milwaukee in the past year, and continues on to state that even if your child survives an accident, (s)he may "be brought home on a stretcher - perhaps crippled for life - perhaps nevermore to speak or smile." Next it takes you through a variety of scenarios on how a child may be injured. Within the house, where 40% of accidental deaths occur, there is falling, scalding, choking, burning (either via cooking or any of the various contraptions used to heat one's house) or poisoning through household cleaners and/or medicine.  Outside of the house injuries mostly involving some sort of motorized transport and risk taking, but also references drowning and falls .  Often times these photographs are accompanied by captions, such as a photograph of a group of boys playing in the street, states "Death is the price of Street Play", and on another photograph showing boys climbing and playing on industrial equipment it states "Adventurous Boys Fill Hospitals". Accompanied by several black and white illustrations of children in perilous situations and illustrations from photographs.  There are a few pages which implore parents to support funding of playgrounds where kids can play safety, though this appears to be a general appeal rather then a request for a specific fund or project. The booklet ends with nine suggestions for parents in ensure they and their children follow, such as "2- Look Both Ways, And Keep on Looking... 8 - Roller Skates are Treacherous".  Printed Wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (Apr. 2020) Photos by Brown & Rehbaum. Measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" To view the item, please click on the following link: Of note in the booklet are the photographs themselves which depict rather clear gender roles, as they barely feature young girls at play, but rather mostly boys. Of all the photographs, only three feature girls. The first is of a young girl running across the street after her mother failed to hold her hand. The second and third photographs are set, first depicting two girls roller skating over some trolley tracks, and the showing one of the girls after she tripped on the track and now appears as though her legs are crushed by the on coming trolley. This is also the only photograph that actually depicts an injured child.