Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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This comic poster shows a serviceman leaving a brothel and then being stalked by anthropomorphized syphilis and gonorrhea germs. The germs are presented as German and Japanese stereotypes. They try to prevent the young man from going to the…

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

This poster shows Mussolini, Hitler, and Tojo pleased with all the soldiers queueing for the VD clinic.

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

"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease"

"A Toast to Hitler and Hirohito"

A prostitute in heavy makeup toasts a glass of champagne labeled "venereal diseases." The poster also equates pick-ups, street walkers, and prostitutes with the Axis.

"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease!"This poster features cartoons of the Axis leaders as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chanchroid. Two hold syringes and one holds a woman in lingere with a skull and crossbones.

"Venereal Disease Has Gone to War! Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease"
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