Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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Works Progress Administration (WPA) Posters & Projects

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Items created by the New Deal work program, the WPA (1935-1943). Most of these posters were created by arts programs that crafted images conveying …

US Public Health Service (USPHS) Materials

1944 VDEI Posters - Version 2.jpg

Items created by the Venereal Disease Division of the USPHS.

Parran, "Stamp Out Syphilis" (Survey Graphic Reprint)

1937 Infographic Pamphlet 14.jpg

This collection includes the pictorial statistics included in the reprint of an article originally published in Survey Graphic in July 1936.

Batchelor Cartoons

1940 two girls i know.jpg

These images are political cartoons drawn by C.D. Batchelor for the ASHA.

VD Films

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These items are films about venereal disease. Because of file size limitations, you must click on the link in each listing to watch or download the…

Epidemiological Images

1941 Syphilis Spreads Through Prostitution.jpg

The items in this collection are images based on epidemiological information. They were reproduced as posters.

American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA) Industry Projects

1940 Health Patriotic Duty.jpg

The ASHA created these materials as part of their efforts to promote social hygiene among industry during the war.

Military Posters (WWII)

1942-44 When Speed Counts.jpg

The intended audience of these posters is servicemen as the US was mobilizing for and fighting World War II.

National Social Hygiene Day (NSHD) Materials

1940 NSHD beyond victory .jpg

These materials were created to promote National Social Hygiene Day, an annual event organized by the ASHA. See the glossary for more details.

Foreign Language Materials

1942-44 IV Triste Fin.jpg

Items in Spanish, Italian, and French created by the US Government.