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This is a reprint of a poster created for the first National Social Hygiene Day in 1937. It features a knight representing the "nation-wide fight on venereal diseases" attacking the monster of syphilis with a lance of "medical science and education.…

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."

"What the average person should know about a very dangerous and prevalent disease"

This pamphlet includes short entires about syphilis in alphabetical order. It was included in National Social Hygiene Day Program Kits.

"Prepare youth for national service : Protect youth from VD and vice : Preserve family life : National Social Hygiene Day"

This poster ties social hygiene efforts to those of servicemen. It is also promoting National Social Hygiene Day.

"Build--Better Health Better Homes Better Communities : Prevent--Venereal Diseases Promiscuity Prostitution : National Social Hygiene Day"

This poster urges communities to get involved in National Social Hygiene Day to help eradicate VD.

"You...Your Organization Must Help Stamp Out Venereal Disease : Organize Community Action! : National Social Hygiene Day : The American Social…

This poster promotes National Social Hygiene Day as a way to protect the family.

This poster urges community participation in VD control to strengthen the war effort. This version has been personalized for use by a industrial health program in Fort Greene, an area in Brooklyn, NY.

"VD Delays Victory : Let's Know The Facts :…

This is a promotional poster for National Social Hygiene Day that urges community participation to help support the war effort.

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This poster is promoting community participation in National Social Hygiene Day.

This is the cover page of a broadside created and distributed for National Social Hygiene Day. It's headline addresses the year's theme--quackery.

This photograph shows a anti-syphilis display in a drugstore window for National Social Hygiene Day.

This is a publicity poster for National Social Hygiene Day 1938. "Stamp Out Syphilis" is being broadcast over a suburban community.
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