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1942-44 Warning!.jpg
"Learn How to Protect Your Family and Community From Them"

This poster shows syphilis and gonorrhea bombs falling on a community and encourages audiences to participate in the fight against them.

1942-44 Wait Soldier!.jpg
"Don't let V.D. do this to you! PROPHYLAXIS will see you through."This poster features an image of a blind man walking with a cane. It warns audiences to use prophylaxis to prevent these effects.

1942-44 VD Worst of the Three.jpg
This poster shows a skeletal woman representing VD walking arm in arm with Hitler and Hirohito.

1942-44 True to You.jpg
This poster features an image of young woman and appeals to soldiers to keep their sweethearts devotion and abstinence in mind.

1942-44 Thse Blotch Our Record.jpg
This poster would have been used to keep track of monthly VD cases. It features an image of a record book.

1942-44 Throw Money Away.jpg
"Don't Take a Chance Take a 'Pro'!!"

This poster promotes prophylaxis use and portrays it as common sense.

1942-44 Thoroughbred.jpg
This poster promotes prophylaxis.

1942-44 The Price.jpg
This poster shows a serviceman at a bar being approached by a woman. It implies that the woman is a prostitute who will spread disease.

1942-44 The New One Tube.jpg
"Ask about it : Learn! : Avoid Disease"

This poster advertises new prophylaxis methods to servicemen.

1942-44 Sunk Without Trace.jpg
This poster shows a serviceman's hand reaching up out of the water and warns that VD hurts the war effort. Part of the "Rum and Women Just Don't Mix Series."

"Torpedoed? You Bet Your Life! Hitler didn't do it..but he might just as well have. This…

1942-44 Streamlined for GIs.jpg
"Simple, Easy, Effective : Always Use Soap and Water First"

This poster advertises that a new prophylactic kit is available for servicemen.

1942-44 Stop Sabotage.jpg
"prevent venereal disease"

This poster features an image of a soldier aiming a gun and likens contracting venereal disease to sabotage.

1942-44 Still at the Top of the Sick List.jpg
This poster informs audiences that even though VD rates in the military are down, syphilis and gonorrhea still cost the military many days lost.

"Though the Army's venereal disease rate rose in 1940 and '41, this trend was checked in 1942 and the…

1942-44 Soldier Beware!.jpg
This poster advices servicemen to practice abstinence or use prophylaxis to avoid venereal disease.

"Syphilis : Gonorrhea : Abstinence is the Safest Measure! Otherwise 1. Use a Contraceptive (Rubber) 2. Immediate Prophylaxis! Know the Locations of…

1942-44 Second Front 2.jpg
This poster shows Mussolini, Hitler, and Tojo pleased with all the soldiers queueing for the VD clinic.

1942-44 Prophylaxis Octopus 2.jpg
A sword labeled prophylaxis cuts off the tentacles of an octopus labeled VD. The arms have the names of different venereal diseases on them.

1942-44 Pharmacy Cooperating.jpg
This poster would have been put in pharmacy windows to signal their participation in the campaign to promote adequate education and treatment about syphilis.

1942-44 Optimistic Oliver.jpg
"Avoid VD"

This poster warns servicemen not to make assumptions about pick-ups and assume they don't have VD.

1942-44 Once the Was a Man.jpg
This poster tells the story of a man who gets drunk, fails to use prophylaxis, and ends up with VD. Part of the "Rum and Women Just Don't Mix Series."

“Once there was a [man]. He thought he was a very smart [man] and said that the [posters] were…

1942-44 New Pro Kit 20.jpg
"Always Use Soap and Water First"

This poster promotes a new prophylaxis kit. It features the character Cpl. Emax.
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