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This was one of the posters that had been commissioned by the United States government, in order to spread the word to its servicemen that interacting with prostitutes in an intimate manner, could put one in harm’s way for acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The Poster states, “don’t PICK-UP trouble, avoid VENEREAL DISEASE”, and depicts a man’s hand holding a rose, which is in the shape of a woman’s face and hair. The thorns had pricked the man’s hand, drawing blood. Posters like this one, were a tried and true method for the dissemination of information, not only with regards to STDs, but vaccinations, recommended hygiene practices, and the avoidance of foodborne illnesses, as well.
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