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This sexual education silent film addresses exercise and physical health, hygiene, hormones, anatomy, procreation, menstruation, and venereal disease. (Click on the link below to download from OPA.)

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This is a sexual education film. It address hormones, anatomy, physical health, masterbation, venereal disease, and abstinence. (Click on the link below to download from OPA.)

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"Children! They are the only real wealth that the nation possesses. Will any one contend that every child's heritage should not be a healthy mind and body? Yet hundreds of thousands of them are denied this heritage, just as hundreds of thousands of…

1939 JSH Worlds Fair Photo.jpg
This photograph shows a group of people listening to a woman discuss social hygiene at the ASHA's exhibit on the subject at the 1939 World's Fair.

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This poster warns audiences that engaging in premarital sex results in venereal disease. It is part of the "Keeping Fit" poster series.

"Men who fail to develop self-control sometimes yield to sex temptation to indulge in sexual intercourse with…

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These photos show the social hygiene exhibit sponsored by the ASHA at the 1939 World's Fair.

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This image juxtaposes two windows that represent society before and after life the promotion of social hygiene ideas. The "before" window reads "vulgar distortion of sex facts," "unsupervised amusements," "unsympathetic attitude of elders," and "low…

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.

Will You Go Home With Your Outfit 1918.jpg
"G.O. 215: 'Officers and enlisted men returning to the United States will be subjected to a physical examination previous to embarkation and all those found to be affected with venereal disease in a communicable stage will be detained and placed in…

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."

What Kind Of Parents 1918.jpg
This poster invokes the family to promote continence among servicemen.

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.

He Still Needs Your Best 1918.jpg
This is a WWI social hygiene poster directed to servicemen. An image of Uncle Same warns that VD can threaten the war effort.

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.

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.

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…

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