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Rough On Rats Vintage Switch Plate (single)

Rough On Rats Vintage Switch Plate (single)
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Switch Plates made by hand . Hundreds of different designs including Vintage Ski Posters, Crate Labels, Travel Posters & More!

This switch plate is a mini print of a vintage poison label. It is a standard single plate, about 2 3/4" by 4 1/2".

I received this information recently: The phrase "They Must Go" is borrowed from the Workingman's Party ("the Chinese must go")--a group that lobbied for an immigration act passed in 1882 that barred Chinese laborers from entering the US. In the late 19th century, there were a lot of depictions of Chinese as savages (like in this ad for rat poison) which went hand-in-hand with legalized discrimination of Chinese immigrants (immigration exclusion, disenfranchisement, extra taxes, no right to testify in court). If you're interested in learning more, the Chinese Historical Society of America provides some further context for these trade cards featuring images of the Chinese
Screws are not included unless you let me know that you want them (you can just use the ones you take out of the wall).

Each one is packed in a clear bag (which makes them nice for gifts).

To clean them, wipe gently with a damp cloth


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