Site display: Normal | Text Only

My Collection | About Us | Teachers

Find objects

Select from more than one or two options below:

Objects search

Can't find what you're looking for? Try the search below.

Fumigation box, England, 1925-1935

Used within the London borough of Lambeth, this box was used to transport domestic material to a depot for fumigation during slum clearances or after disease outbreaks. Fumigation did not take place within the box, but it was fumigated after deliveries. Epidemics were increasingly rare during the early 1900s. However, diseases such as diphtheria, scarlet fever and measles still caused fatalities. These fumigation depots are indicative of the public health measures adopted by local government to control the spread of diseases.

Object number:

1990-514

Related Themes and Topics

 

Glossary:

Glossary: fumigation

A method of pest control in which an area is filled with pesticide gas in order to poison or suffocate the pests within.

Glossary: van body

No description.