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V. D. Warning matchbook cover

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Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Ephemera
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
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
Ephemera
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Ephemera
Archival, Images
Archival, Military
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
Less detail