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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.

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

1938 Expectant Mothers! 2.jpg
This poster advises mothers to be tested for syphilis as soon as they know they are pregnant.

"You Can Have A Healthy Baby : Ask your Doctor to give you a Careful Physical Examination including Blood Test as soon as you know a Baby is Coming."

syphilitic baby 1919.jpg
This poster warns viewers that a man may transmit venereal disease to his wife and children. It is part of the "Keeping Fit" poster series.

"The man who has contracted gonorrhea or syphilis may bring suffering upon the innocent. When he marries,…

1930 Case Finding in Familial Syphilis 2.jpg
This chart diagrams the process of finding cases of syphilis within families and how to prevent congenital syphilis.

1922 The Happiness of Children.jpg
This poster associates healthy children with parents who have avoided VD. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"A healthy, happy child is the greatest joy-bringer in the world : Healthy, happy children are born of fathers…

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"

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.

Children Tomorrow Inherit 1920.jpg
This poster promotes social hygiene among parents and children.

"Now he is building a strong, beautiful body and steady nerves : Soon he will be building ideas and laying foundations for social life : Promote through study groups a better…

Go Back To Them Physically Fit 1918.jpg
This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen. It invokes the family who awaits them at home to emphasize continence.

1942-44 Let Em All Down.jpg
The poster shows a man in the VD ward. He comments that he has let down his fellow soldiers, his family, and his country by contracting disease.

1942-44 Every Man Dreams.jpg
"Every man dreams of a healthy family! Don't Let Syphilis or Clap Kill that Dream"

This poster appeals to servicemen's concerns about family, warning that VD could threaten their future plans. It features an image of a young woman and a baby.

1943* ASHA AA Pamphlet Cover.jpg
This is the cover to a syphilis pamphlet created for African American audiences. It shows a mother getting her blood drawn for a blood test while her husband and daughter look on.

1942 Parents First Best Teachers.jpg
This poster urges parents to deal frankly with their children's questions about sex, connecting social hygiene education to their future success.

"If your child asks a question regarding sex, answer it simply, naturally, and in your own…

1941 Batchelor Cartoon Strips 5.jpg
This comic strip shows Jane consulting her doctor and getting a prenatal syphilis test. She has a healthy baby. There is also text accompanying the strip that gives more information.

1940 syphilis could have ruined my home.jpg
"the Doctor found my infection and REGULAR TREATMENTS saved me and my children"

This poster promotes adequate treatment by a physician and reminds viewers that syphilis can affect the family.

1940 Safeguard the Family .jpg
This poster promotes National Social Hygiene Day as a way to protect the family.

1938 NYC Contacts Chart 4.jpg
This chart shows how gonorrhea was spread among children who attended the same school. It highlights "perversion contact," school contact, and family contact.

1938 NYC Cases Chart.jpg
This graphic shows how VD is transmitted, eventually resulting in congenital syphilis.

1937* Wassermann in Newborn Babies.jpg
This infographic breaks down the syphilis status of babies based on the among of treatment their mothers received during pregnancy.
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