Keep Your Bed Room Windows Open!
Original Author: Cincinnati Board of Health
Created: ca. 1918–1919
Medium: Photographic print

Keep Your Bed Room Windows Open!

A broadside, posted inside a Cincinnati trolley car during the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919, urges all citizens to keep their bedroom windows open. Health officials believed that keeping windows open, even during the winter months, would help control influenza and other infectious diseases. Trolley car windows were also left open to help prevent the spread of the so-called Spanish Influenza.