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Cover coughs and sneezes. National Tuberculosis Association, United States, ca. 1962. A young girl covers her mouth and nose with a tissue to prevent disease germs from spreading.

Cover coughs and sneezes.
National Tuberculosis Association, United States, ca. 1962.
Photomechanical print: color; 32 x 44 cm. Artist: Stevan Dohanos (1907 – 1994).

A young girl covers her mouth and nose with a tissue to prevent disease germs from spreading.

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She may be…a bag of TROUBLE. Syphilis – Gonorrhea. U.S. Public Health Service, United States, 1940s. A sultry, heavily-made-up woman squints provocatively, while smoking a cigarette.

She may be…a bag of TROUBLE. Syphilis – Gonorrhea.
U.S. Public Health Service, United States, 1940s.
Photomechanical print: color; 41 x 51 cm. Artist: “Christian.”

A sultry, heavily-made-up woman squints provocatively, while smoking a cigarette. WWII posters usually addressed men — and figured promiscuous women as the source of contagion.

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