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1942-44 Help Fight Syphilis and Gonorrhea.jpg
This poster features a soldier attacking a snake labeled "syphilis and gonorrhea." It advises servicemen to practice abstinence, condoms, and prophylaxis stations.

"Abstinence is the safest measure otherwise 1. use a contraceptive (rubber) 2.…

1942-44 Throw Money Away.jpg
"Don't Take a Chance Take a 'Pro'!!"

This poster promotes prophylaxis use and portrays it as common sense.

1942-1944 50 Missions Overseas.jpg
"Suspect! PRO-tect!"

This poster advises servicemen to avoid VD.

1940* If You Want to Drop Bombs.jpg
"Remember -- 80% of venereal infections were acquired from pickups!"

This poster warns servicemen that contracting VD from pick-ups is common and may prevent them from contributing to the war effort.

1940* In the Air Teamwork Counts.jpg
This poster warns servicemen not to let down the "team" by contracting VD from a pick-up.

1940* Santa Delivering Pro Packets.jpg
This poster shows Santa Claus delivering prophylaxis packettes to servicemen.

1943* Pay to the Order of Adolf 2.jpg
This poster informs viewers of the number of days of labor lost as a result of VD. It also conveys that this helps the US's enemies.

1944 AAFTC All For One.jpg
"Don't Let Your Team Down! Don't Let V.D. Put You on the Sidelines!"

This poster advises servicemen that they are letting down their fellow men if they contract VD.

1944 AAFTC Man Who Wasnt There.jpg
"He Let His Buddies Down By Getting a Venereal Disease : Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease"

This poster advises servicemen that they are letting down their fellow men if they contract VD and that prophylaxis will prevent it.

1944 AAFTC Minutes Here.jpg
"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease"

This poster urges servicemen to visit prophylaxis stations to avoid contracting venereal disease.

1944 AAFTC Slap Japs.jpg
"Don't Take Chances Without a 'Pro'"

This poster warns servicemen to always use prophylaxis so they don't miss out on fighting the Japanese.

1944 AAFTC Time is Short.jpg
"Two Days is Too Late! Take a 'Pro' in Two Hours!"

This poster informs servicemen that they have a limited amount of time to use prophylaxis after having sex.

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…

1942-44 Beware VD.jpg
This poster warns audiences about venereal disease. "VD" grips a serviceman around the waist.

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1940* This Aint no Laughing Matter.jpg
This poster advises servicemen to use prophylaxis.

"Don't Ever Forget When She Has Allure, An Ounce of Prevention, Is Worth A Pound of Cure! So Bear It in Mind--When On One of Your Sprees, It Can Happen to You--Venereal Disease!"

1940 Dont Be Her Pin Up Boy.jpg
This cartoon features a woman labeled "venereal disease" holding a letter. Photos of three different men are tacked on the wall behind her.

1940 From Time Immemorial.jpg
"In World War I the Army's venereal disease rate was the lowest in its history to that time. The all-time low was reached in 1939, after which the trend was upward. "

This poster explains that venereal disease rates increase during war time. A…

1940 Hes Doing His Job.jpg
"Prepare youth for national service : Protect youth from VD and vice : Preserve family life : National Social Hygiene Day"

This poster ties social hygiene efforts to those of servicemen. It is also promoting National Social Hygiene Day.

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"

1942-44 For Protection Use Prophylaxis.jpg
This poster advises servicemen to use prophylaxis.
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