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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
She May Look Clean--But
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Description:
This poster warned that even the perfect girl-next-door could not be trusted. In contrast to the cigarette-smoking, heavily made-up women in posters warning against exposure to prostitutes, this poster features an apparently average and conservatively dressed woman who might also pose a threat. Featured in the poster is the warning to all servicemen that "She May Look Clean--But pick-ups, good-time girls and prostitutes" could be possible carriers of infection. The underlying caption uses the persistent tactic of appealing to the soldier's sense of patriotism in urging them to protect themselves for the sake of the country: suggesting that, "You can't beat the Axis if you get VD."
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (698,091 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1940
Creator:
Unknown Organization
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: A025392
Publisher:
Unknown Organization
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Women
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Public Health
Exhibit Category:
Infectious Disease
Relation:
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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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Unique Identifier:
VCBBCF
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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