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Hidden History - Stories from the Collection

Museum artifacts in storage

Discover the stories behind the historic objects at the CDC Museum. Learn why they are valuable to CDC's history, and how they came to be a part of the collection.

Wellbee was first introduced to the public on March 11, 1962, in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.

1962

Wellbe - Character created by Harold M. Walker.

This is a statue of Shapona, the West African God of Smallpox.

1969

Shapona - Made in Nigeria of wood, monkey skull, cowrie shells, thread, and other materials

The seal pictured above was removed from one the smokestacks of a USPHS cutter ship...

1940

U.S. Public Health Service Seal Mystery - The seal pictured above was removed from one the smokestacks of a USPHS cutter ship...

This bright yellow life vest and oxygen mask are souvenirs from the “Red Spots” Epi-Aid.

1980

"Red Spots" among Flight Attendants - Eastern Air Lines passenger oxygen mask and life vest.

E. Leitz-Wetzlar microscope, used by Dr. Mountin in medical school and in his early career as a physician

1913

Dr. Joseph Mountin's Microscope - E. Leitz-Wetzlar microscope, used by Dr. Mountin in medical school and in his early career as a physician

Developed by Dr. Dan Sudia, Dr. Roy Chamberlain and the CDC Equipment Development Shop

1969

Mosquito Light Trap - Developed by Dr. Dan Sudia, Dr. Roy Chamberlain and the CDC Equipment Development Shop.

It probably weighed less than 24.5 pounds, the weight of this substantial Osborne 1.

1981

Portable Computer - Osborne Computer Corporation

The First American Flag flown over CDC Headquarters is all wool and measures 60″ high by 114″ wide.

1960

American Flag - The First American Flag flown over CDC Headquarters at Clifton Road

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