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Alcohol Leads to VD [VD promotional matchbook]

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Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001461
Description
Cardboard matchbook warning about V.D.; one side has a soldier in a bar, drinking, with a girl coming around the corner with "VD" right behind her head; the other side has the soldier coming home to his family; only printed in red ink; no matches or striker - cut off.
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Accession Number
996001461
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention and control -- advertisements
Archival
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- advertisements
Military Medicine -- Archival -- ephemera
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- Archival -- other
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Description
Cardboard matchbook warning about V.D.; one side has a soldier in a bar, drinking, with a girl coming around the corner with "VD" right behind her head; the other side has the soldier coming home to his family; only printed in red ink; no matches or striker - cut off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, Aug. 1995, Odessa.
Maker
Rusks (?)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Date Remarks
If from the U.S.A., date would be between 1941-1945 since it is definitely WW II it appears to be depicting
Material
paper: red; cream
Inscriptions
"ALCOHOL // LEADS TO V. D. // Return home // HEALTHY // R-U-S-K-S // EXCISE TAX PAID // 3/10 // CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.4 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Age-discoloured; stains and holes were staple used to be; no matches or striker, they were cut off
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Probably given to the soldiers in World War II; if it is Canadian, dates c. 1938-1945, if American, 1941-1945.
V. D. is short form for veneral disease.
Images
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