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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 …
View the items in Works Progress Administration (WPA) Posters & Projects
Items created by the Venereal Disease Division of the USPHS.
View the items in US Public Health Service (USPHS) Materials
This collection includes the pictorial statistics included in the reprint of an article originally published in Survey Graphic in July 1936.
View the items in Parran, "Stamp Out Syphilis" (Survey Graphic Reprint)
These images are political cartoons drawn by C.D. Batchelor for the ASHA.
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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…
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The items in this collection are images based on epidemiological information. They were reproduced as posters.
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The ASHA created these materials as part of their efforts to promote social hygiene among industry during the war.
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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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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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Items in Spanish, Italian, and French created by the US Government.
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These items are proofs of the pictorial statistics (infographics) included in Thomas Parran's book Shadow on the Land. These images circulated…
View the items in Parran, Shadow on the Land (Graphic Proofs)
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)
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)
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)
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 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…
View the items in WWI Social Hygiene Posters
The images show exhibits from the 1939-40 New York World's Fair related to science, public health, and medicine.
View the items in New York World's Fair Science and Medicine Exhibits