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Batchelor Cartoons


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


C.D. Batchelor, artist


American Social Health Association Records (1905-2005), University of Minnesota, Social Welfare History Archives.

Items in the Batchelor Cartoons Collection

This is an ASHA order form for posters versions of cartoon titled, "Isn't it fair to warn her?""'Three-fourths of all syphilis infections are acquired by young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years.' : Isn't it fair to warn her? : Syphilis Can…

This National Social Hygiene Poster features a cartoon that shows the ship of "prevention and cure of venereal disease" breaking up the ice pack of "prudery," "shush! shush!," and "ignorance."

This cartoon features a woman labeled "venereal disease" holding a letter. Photos of three different men are tacked on the wall behind her.

This cartoon conveys that venereal disease threatens workers and therefore undermines the war effort.

"Avoid Venereal Disease."

Three figures, a soldier, a sailor, and a pilot, salute a woman and child sitting outside a suburban home. A US flag flies in front of the house. The text advises servicemen to avoid venereal disease with their family and…

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