Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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"G.O. 215: 'Officers and enlisted men returning to the United States will be subjected to a physical examination previous to embarkation and all those found to be affected with venereal disease in a communicable stage will be detained and placed in…

This poster shows the feet of a soldier chained by "venereal disease" and "enslaving habits."

This poster invokes the family to promote continence among servicemen.

This poster features an image of a serviceman at the grave of a comrade to promote social hygiene.

This poster warns servicemen about prostitutes and encourages continence.

This social hygiene poster shows a serviceman in a hospital bed who has been sidelined because of VD. The line "Not in the Line of Duty" refers to the fact that soldiers who were ill due to venereal disease were not considered to be injured in the…

This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen. An image of Uncle Same warns that VD can threaten the war effort.

This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen. It invokes the family who awaits them at home to emphasize continence.

This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen. It features the image of a wife or sweetheart to emphasize continence.

This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen.
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