Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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The caption in this poster is in Italian. Lamenting that contracting VD is a sad end to a furlough, it also warns viewers to use prophylaxis.

This poster wards servicemen to "avoid VD" so they can go home "clean" to their families.

The billboard in this photograph emphasizes that men should stay healthy to help contribute to the war effort.

"V.D. (Venereal Diseases) Can Be Cured : Go to Your Doctor or Clinic Today"

"Avoid V.D."

This poster warns servicemen to avoid VD and reminds them of their sweethearts at home.

"Suspect! PRO-tect!"

This poster advises servicemen to avoid VD.

This poster features a hand wiping away a graph. It warns that VD requires a long convalescence.

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"Beware of VD"

This poster features a soldier returning home on crutches. It advises servicemen to avoid VD so they won't feel ashamed when they return home.

"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.

This poster shows a skeletal woman representing VD walking arm in arm with Hitler and Hirohito.

"Ask about it : Learn! : Avoid Disease"

This poster advertises new prophylaxis methods to servicemen.

"Avoid VD"

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

"VD is not Victory : Loose Women may also be LOADED with Disease"

This poster advises audiences to avoid pick-ups because they may be diseased.

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This poster shows the Axis leaders and a mosquito labeled "VD" surrounding a swastika.

"Get Full Medical Examination For VD Before Marriage"

This poster advises couples to get VD exams before marrying to ensure their happiness.

This poster warns soldiers that their return home may be delayed if they contract venereal disease.

"Todavia Resulta Mas Facil Prevenir Que Curar Las Enfermedades Venereas"

This poster warns that sometimes penicillin doesn't work and that it is easier to prevent rather than cure venereal diseases.

"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease"

This poster warns audiences about venereal disease. "VD" grips a serviceman around the waist.

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This poster shows a serviceman who was left behind because of VD. He watches a boat sail off into the sunset while a large hand labeled VD holds him on the shore.

"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease!"This poster advises servicemen to use soap, silver, a mercury--prophlyaxis--to prevent VD.
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