Original Vintage Argentinian Poster "Esso - Flit" Insecticide Mosquitoes 30-40's

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SKU: 65172
Artist/Maker: Anoymous
Year: 1930's-40's
Medium/Material: Linen backed
Condition: Vert Good. A- (Determining Condition)
Height: 110cm  (43.31in.) Width: 75cm (29.53in.)

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A charming Argentinian poster using a cute baby boy to advertise the famous insecticide "Esso-Flit". The little baby is trying his best in protecting himself from the annoying mosquito.

Flit is the brand name for an insecticide.

The original product, invented by chemist Dr. Franklin C. Nelson and launched in 1923[1] and mainly intended for killing flies and mosquitoes, was mineral oil based and manufactured by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey before the company, now part of ExxonMobil, renamed itself first Esso and later Exxon. The Esso formulation contained 5% DDT in the late 1940s and early 1950s, before the negative environmental impact of DDT was widely understood. Later marketed as "FLIT MLO," it has since been discontinued. A hand-operated device called a Flit gun was commonly used to perform the spraying. (Wiki)

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