Sunday, January 22, 2012

Anti-Prostitution Campaign

I love how the history of media can often tell you so much more about an era than any history book.  I know the books I studied in school had no mention of this campaign from World War II:

WW2 poster1

WW2 poster

WW2 poster2

WW2 poster3

WW2 poster4

My favourite has to be the “Don’t be HER pin up boy” one.  Don’t you love how the lady’s dress is emblazoned with a warning of her particular disease?  If only it were that easy.

Images via E Minor

16 comments:

Girl living in Oslo said...

Hi ;)
You have a fun blog:)
From Norway - have a great week!

Francesca R said...

Oh yes, i didn't notice it until i read your words, these campaign are amazing!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love stuff like this, these are awesome!! These do tell more than a history book can really!! Hope your weekend was bliss and your new week will be too!! xx

Style Servings said...

Whaaat these are amazing!! How cool, I love finding little bits of history like this! Thanks for sharing!

http://styleservings.blogspot.com

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

very interesting! I love History and learn more about who people lived by then. Kisses! <3<3

Fabliha said...

these are great...

x
INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

fluff and fripperies said...

My favourite is 'Prostitutes: Spreaders of Syphilis and Gonorrhea'! xo

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Hahaha - these have made me laugh. Bless !

They are so innocent in so many ways.

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com
x

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

hmmm. I'm sure feminists would have a field day with this one. Even I find myself not loving the way women seem to be the "Eve" in the context of these ads.

Sveva said...

I don'know about this campaing during the second war world, it's very interesting!

http://rueoh.blogspot.com/

erica marie said...

Interesting to see this part of history.

xo erica

Ashley said...

Although a good message overall, how misogynistic are these flyers? Women are essentially the physical embodiment of std's....geez!!! They're so horrible it made me laugh.

Thanks for sharing, I love history to a tee, so this is uber interesting to me. You always find the best stuff, t!

Hazel said...

i like the 3rd one!! but all of them are creative!

little t said...

Thanks Ashley, yeah you just have to look at the funny side of it or else you could be very offended!

Jess said...

Haha I love those old ads, they are too funny! They remind me of the Friend's episode where Joey is in the VD poster. But my favorite picture is the one with the swing! Hope you had a great weekend :)

little t said...

I remember Jess... I think the caption read 'What Mario isn't telling you...'