File:US-DeptOfHeathEducationAndWelfare-SealPhoto.png

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Description

Seal of the old United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The seal was defined by Executive Order 10510 on December 17, 1953. The blazon is defined here as:

SHIELD: Argent an open book with sanguine binding charged overall with a staff of Aescalapius paleways within an annulet of chain all proper.

CREST: On a wreath argent and sanguine an American bald eagle displayed and wings partially inverted proper.

Below the shield a white scroll inscribed with the motto SPES ANCHORA VITAE in black letters, all on a circular sanguine background within a white band, inner edge white, outer edge sanguine, and inscribed DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE U.S.A.

The Latin inscription means Hope is the anchor of life.

Date circa 1954
date QS:P,+1954-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Source From a photo of the seal on a dais (direct image URL [1]).
Author National Archives and Records Service photo
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This image is a work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, taken or made as part of an employee's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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