Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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This map shows the distribution of state laws requiring premarital syphilis tests in 1944.

These photographs show young people parading around the Kips Bay Yorkville area of New York City to promote their anti-syphilis campaign. They are dressed as pilgrims and driving a horse and buggy to bring attention to outdated and backwards ideas…

This pictorial statistic outlines a plan for controlling syphilis. It is a graphic print for an image that appeared in Parran's 1937 book, Shadow on the Land.

This film portrays syphilis as a threat to the war effort and urges citizens to help fight against it. It presents public health control methods and "social protection" concerns. Click on the link below to download from OPA.

"Destroy Syphilis : Cooperate with Your Local Health Agency"

"Support Local and State Efforts to Reduce Syphilis"

This poster urges viewers to support community syphilis control efforts.
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