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Military Posters (WWII)

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Title

Military Posters (WWII)

Description

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

Date

1940 to 1945

Items in the Military Posters (WWII) Collection

"Pick-ups spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea : Guard against infection : If you have sex relations... 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station immediately if possible.…

"Don't go to a quack doctor : Don't buy home remedies : If you think you have a Venereal Disease...See Your Medical Officer At Once : The Army Has the Best Drugs and the Best Treatment"

This poster discourages servicemen from seeking treatment…

"Don't forget to protect yourself against Vd (Venereal Disease)"

This poster shows a giraffe dressed in a sailor uniform heading towards a prophylaxis ("Pro") station.

"'I bet you're stronger 'n' braver than anybody!' : Guard Against Syphilis and Gonorrhea : If you have sex relations.. 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station…

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