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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 dont do this or this.jpg
"Don't go to a quack doctor : Don't buy home remedies : If you think you have a Venereal Disease...See Your Medical Officer At Once : The Army Has the Best Drugs and the Best Treatment"

This poster discourages servicemen from seeking treatment…

1940 For Home And Country.jpg
"Avoid Venereal Disease."

Three figures, a soldier, a sailor, and a pilot, salute a woman and child sitting outside a suburban home. A US flag flies in front of the house. The text advises servicemen to avoid venereal disease with their family and…

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 Health Patriotic Duty.jpg
This poster urges servicemen and industrial workers alike that it is their duty to remain healthy.

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.

1940 Live up to it .jpg
"'I bet you're stronger 'n' braver than anybody!' : Guard Against Syphilis and Gonorrhea : If you have sex relations.. 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station…

1940 Men Who Know.jpg
This poster urges servicemen to avoid prostitutes because they spread VD.

1940 one broken wheel stops a watch.jpg
"Number 6 stopped by venereal disease."

This cartoon conveys to servicemen that their illness can undermine military operations.

1940 Private Caution Dont Take Chances.jpg
"Pick-ups Spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea : If you have sex relations... 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station immediately if possible."

This is one poster in…

1940 Private Caution Guard Against.jpg
"If you have sex relations... 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station immediately if possible."

This is one poster in a series featuring "Private Caution." It…

1940 Private Caution Says Dice.jpg
"Guard Against Syphilis and Gonorrhea : If you have sex relations... 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station or use the individual 'PRO-KIT'…

1940 Private Caution Says Guard Against.jpg
"Guard Against Syphilis and Gonorrhea : If you have sex relations... 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station immediately if possible."

This is one poster in a…

1940 Private Caution Wake Up.jpg
"Pick-ups Spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea : If you have sex relations... 1. Use a rubber; Urinate afterwards and wash your privates with plenty of soap and water at once. 2. Go to a Prophylaxis Station immediately if possible."

This is one poster in…

1940 self control is self-preservation.jpg
"pick-ups spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea"

This poster warns servicemen to avoid pick-ups, sources of VD.

1940 she may look clean.jpg
"Pick-ups : 'Good Time' Girls : Prostitutes : Spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea : You can't beat the Axis if you get VD."

1940 two girls i know.jpg
This poster conveys that prostitution spreads venereal disease to servicemen. A soldier is labeled "The Young, The Brave, The Strong." The woman speaking is labeled prostitution. Behind her stand two female figures with skeletal faces identified as…

1940 VD Wards Full of Wise Guys.jpg
This poster shows 4 men in hospital beds. Each of them explains his error that led to contracting VD: "I could pick the safe ones," "I tried to treat myself," "I refused prophylaxis," "I knew it all. I ignored the advice of my CO my chaplain and the…

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.
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