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The images show exhibits from the 1939-40 New York World's Fair related to science, public health, and medicine.
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These items are posters from World War I. In terms of numbers, public health visuals were much more limited until the 1920s. The use of propaganda…
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These items are photographs of visual materials created by the program as they appeared in everyday life. Here we see exhibits in store windows,…
View the items in The Anti-Syphilis Program in Action
These materials cover the years after WWI and before Parran's campaign. Of particular note are the poster series "Keeping Fit" and "Youth and Life,"…
View the items in Social Hygiene Materials (1919-1935)
This is an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US after the first few years of the…
View the items in Vonderlehr, "Are We Checking the Great Plague?" (Survey Graphic Reprint)
This is an article reprint of a piece by Parran in Survey Graphic. It addresses the high rates of syphilis and tuberculosis in the African American…
View the items in Parran, "No Defense for Any of Us" (Survey Graphic Reprint)
These items are proofs of the pictorial statistics (infographics) included in Thomas Parran's book Shadow on the Land. These images circulated…
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Items in Spanish, Italian, and French created by the US Government.
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These materials were created to promote National Social Hygiene Day, an annual event organized by the ASHA. See the glossary for more details.
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The intended audience of these posters is servicemen as the US was mobilizing for and fighting World War II.
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