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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
She May Be a Bag of Trouble
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Description:
This 1940 poster uses the same technique of featuring the heavily made-up, cigarette-smoking woman as a venereal disease carrier. Appealing to the soldier's interest in the eye-catching woman, the headline playfully warns "She may be. . . a bag of TROUBLE." The contrasts in color, font size, and capitalization draw the viewer's attention to the word "trouble" in an attempt to create an association between the word and the image. Below the warning, the inclusion of the words "syphilis-gonorrhea" further suggest to the viewer that this is not an appealing woman but a treacherous menace.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (670,508 Bytes)
Date:
1940
Creator:
Unknown Organization
Source:
Original Repository: 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: A025561
Publisher:
Unknown Organization
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library 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 Juke Joint Sniper (1942) jpg (648,689 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:
VCBBCB
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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