Making health fun (and frightening) for kids in the 1920s

1920s health fairy

Health was clearly an important issue to be tackled in schools in the 1920s, so the authorities brought out the big guns. Presumably the Health Fairy (above) would visit all the children who had been good, and Cho Cho the Health Clown would scare the bejeezers out of all the naughty children (or something like that).

Look at his maniacal smile! It’s frighteningly the same in EVERY PHOTOGRAPH! If anything was going to make kids run screaming towards the next bag of sweets it would be him…

1920s health clown

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