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1944 VDEI Posters - Version 2.jpg
"Guard them against syphilis, Get a blood test today"

This poster advises audiences to get a blood test. It features an image of an African American mother and her baby.

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…

1941 Know for Sure .jpg
This poster featuring a happy newlywed couple advises people to be tested for syphilis before marriage.

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"

1942 juke joint sniper.jpg
This poster features an image of a woman smoking outside of a "juke joint" and warns audiences that she is a source of VD.

Bag of Trouble 1940.jpg
This poster warns audiences that women may spread syphilis and gonorrhea.

purity 1919.jpg
This poster urges young men to remain abstinent until marriage, keeping in mind that they expect the same from their future wife. It is part of the "Keeping Fit" poster series.

"Have you a right to go to the marriage altar demanding honor and…

1937 Cleansing Light - Version 2.jpg
This cartoon conveys that California is addressing venereal disease.

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1930 How Syphilis Spreads 2.jpg
This chart shows the results of an epidemiological investigation of cases of syphilis.

"A physician in a middlewestern city asked the State Health Department to trace the source of infection in 3 cases of newly acquired infectious syphilis in his…

1922 For Happy Married Life.jpg
The poster promotes abstinence and medical exams before marriage. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"Love is essential, and mutual respect, common interests, and unselfish consideration are the foundations of love :…

Conventions Which Protect 1922.jpg
This poster advises women where to seek out information when arriving in a new city. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life.""In A Strange City : For a suitable place to stay and for other information ask the "Traveler's Aid"…

Conventions Which Bring Freedom 1922.jpg
This poster encourages young women to socialize with young men around their family and friends. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"Decent good times lead to more good times because they promote permanent friendships :…

1922 Blinded by Gonorrhea.jpg
This poster explains how men may transmit gonorrhea to their family and that children can be blinded by the illness. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"If the mother has gonorrhea, her child may be blinded at birth :…

1922 A Syphilitic Baby.jpg
This poster warns women about congenital syphilis. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"Every child has a right to be well-born : If the father or the mother has syphilis, the child may be born or defective"

Beware of Chance Acquaintances 1922.jpg
This poster warns women not to associate with men they don't know. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life.""'Pick-up' acquaintances often take girls autoriding, to cafés, and to theatres with the intention of leading them into…

Keeping Fit AA Posters 1920.jpg
The brochure shows the different posters included in a version of the "Keeping Fit" health exhibit created for African American men.

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

100 Percent She Deserves 1918.jpg
This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen. It features the image of a wife or sweetheart to emphasize continence.

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

1940 NSHD Paper War on Quacks.jpg
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.
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