Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Syphilis Posters

I am intrigued by public health posters warning of the risks of Venereal Diseases. My father worked for the Chicago Board of Health in the sixties. People with The Clap, Weiner Measles, or Syphy would visit the clinic where they were encouraged to make a list of their partners. My dad's job was to visit people and draw blood for testing and/or encourage them to seek treatment so they could beat the Axis. 
Courtesy of the WPA
She does look "clean"

Dinosaurs had syphilis?

"A Bag of Trouble", slang for "prostitute" or "swanky petri-dish"

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