12 min

Backstory — Christmas Seals Christmas Past

    • Society & Culture

By the turn of the 20th century, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in America by far. In 1907, when a tuberculosis treatment clinic was in financial straits, Emily Bissell created Christmas Seals as a fundraiser. It was as novel as it was effective. More than a century later, Christmas Seals are still one of the prominent sights of the season. Mentioned in this Episode American Lung Association Music in this Episode "Autumn Leaves" — Maarten Schellekens, via Free Music Archiv...

By the turn of the 20th century, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in America by far. In 1907, when a tuberculosis treatment clinic was in financial straits, Emily Bissell created Christmas Seals as a fundraiser. It was as novel as it was effective. More than a century later, Christmas Seals are still one of the prominent sights of the season. Mentioned in this Episode American Lung Association Music in this Episode "Autumn Leaves" — Maarten Schellekens, via Free Music Archiv...

12 min

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