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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). This poster states, “DANGER, DISEASE AHEAD!; GONORRHEA SYPHILIS”, and depicts what is supposed to represent a provocatively dressed female prostitute, who was smoking, and wearing a low-cut top, and a very hard facial expression. 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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