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1943 I Know All About Women.jpg
This comic poster shows servicemen talking about women. One brags he can tell from looking at a woman if she has syphilis. They seek out the medical officer to settle the debate. He explains that only a blood test can confirm if someone has syphilis…

1943 Them Days Is Gone Forever.jpg
This comic poster shows two servicemen discussing the fate of their friend who contracted VD from a pick-up.

"I haven't seen Bill jive around--where is he, anyway? Oh, Bill? He got acquainted with some gal the other day--Well Bill is Kinda…

1942-44 IV Triste Fin.jpg
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.

1943 Your Face if So Familiar.jpg
This comic poster shows a number of servicemen at a diner. One talks to a woman sitting alone but another soldier picks her up and leaves with her. While the original man is upset that the other stole his pick-up, the other men explain that he was…

1943 Sneaky Professor.jpg
This comic poster warns audiences about the dangers of quack doctors offering fake cures for VD.

1944 Most Promiscuous Women .jpg
This poster warns men to avoid promiscuous women. It also includes a map of prophylaxis station locations.

"Don't take a chance, Take a Pro"

1943 They Dont Mix Comic.jpg
This comic poster emphasizes that servicemen, especially when intoxicated, should use prophylaxis.

1942-44 Welcome Home.jpg
This poster wards servicemen to "avoid VD" so they can go home "clean" to their families.

1942-44 Your Country Needs You.jpg
This poster warns that VD is a threat to the war effort.

1943 Them Days Is Gone Forever.jpg
This comic poster shows two servicemen considering a visit to a brothel. One advises the other against it, explaining how he earlier contracted VD.

"I hear they have some gals up there--Let's give the joint a play-- : No, thanks--that's how I got…

1943 Axis Partners .jpg
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…

1944 Photos Window Billboard - Version 3.jpg
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"

Will You Be A Free Man or Chained 1918.jpg
This poster shows the feet of a soldier chained by "venereal disease" and "enslaving habits."

Torch 1918.jpg
This poster features an image of a serviceman at the grave of a comrade to promote social hygiene.

Steady Buddy 1918.jpg
This poster warns servicemen about prostitutes and encourages continence.

Not In The Line of Duty 1918.jpg
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…

Is Your Mind Diseased 1918.jpg
This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen.

1944 Pro Station Map.jpg
This poster shows the locations of prophylactic stations in Panama City and Tyndall Field. There are stations for separate stations for African American and white soldiers and officers. The border has cartoon images of servicemen and pick-ups.

1943 Wake Up!.jpg
"Defend Yourself Against Venereal Disease, Take a Prophylaxis"

1943 Easy to Get.jpg
"Don't take a chance--Take a Pro"

This poster warns that venereal diseases are easy to get. It shows a serviceman outside a bar with a woman. A prophylaxis station is across the street.
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