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Title:
Juke Joint Sniper
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Description:
Posters associating women with venereal disease frequently appealed to the viewing soldier by using illustrations of attractive or available women. In this 1942 poster by Feree, a striking blonde woman lights up a cigarette in front of a bar. Standing alone, the image does not necessarily communicate a negative message. The headline, however, makes it clear that this is a warning-this is not just any woman, she is a dangerous threat, indicated by the military-inspired epithet "Juke Joint Sniper." In this poster and many others, the "pick up girl" is labeled as the source of syphilis and gonorrhea. Reflecting the persistence of sexual taboos, however, the association is made without being overly explicit.
NOTE: Original is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (648,689 Bytes)
Date:
1942
Creator:
[Feree]
Source:
Original Repository: The History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection.
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A025385
Publisher:
Unknown Organization
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Women
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Venereal Disease
Exhibit Category:
Infectious Disease
Relation:
Metadata Record She May Be a Bag of Trouble (1940) jpg (670,508 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Easy to Get. . . (1940) jpg (715,012 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Venereal Disease Covers the Earth (1940) jpg (675,768 Bytes)
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Metadata Record She May Look Clean--But [ca. 1940] jpg (698,091 Bytes)
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Unique Identifier:
VCBBBZ
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03

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