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VCU_NC 1300_C37  v3 n4 Apr 1913 p226 Macauley rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by C. R. Macauley, originally published in the New York World. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1913), p. 226. A skeletal spectre waits outside an office with a plaque labelled "Dr. Friedman."Friedrich…

VCU_NC 1300_C37  v4 n3 Oscar Cesare cartoon 1913 rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Oscar Cesare originally published in the New YorkSun. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 4, no. 3 (September 1913), p. 271.A poor mother kneels beside her sleeping child. She dreams of the "Mother's Home at Sea Breeze."…

VCU_NC 1300_C37 v5 n2 Feb 1914 Edgar F Schilder White Plague p127 rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Edgar F. Schilder. A hooded figure of Death, carrying a scythe and labelled "The White Plague" flies over a graveyard. In the distance a sun marked "Red Cross" rises.Originally published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.…

VCU_NC 1300_C37 v5 n2 Feb 1914 A_J_Van Leshout Tuberculosis is preventable p126 rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by A. J. Van Leshout "The Sacrifice."Originally published in the Louisville Courier-Journal. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 5, no. 2 (February 1914), p.126.Under the full moon, a large group of people are shown marching…

VCU_M71 Women in the Home NY State Woman Suffrage handbill rsz.jpg
Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association.Excerpts:"WOMEN IN THE HOMEWe are forever being told that the place for women is in the HOME. Well, so be it. But what do we expect of her in the home? Merely to stay in the home is…

VCU_Dennis the Menace Takes a Poke at Poison cover rsz.jpg
This giveaway comic book seeks to educate children and their parents about the poisonous nature of many items commonly found in the home. It urges parents to "Poison Proof Your Home."A publication created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

Austin Sem_Southern Frontier v1 n9 p1 rsz.jpg
Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

VCU_Los Amigos conservan a sus amigos con vida_cover rsz.jpg
Spanish-language educational comic book created for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).Inside front cover contains a letter from Micky Sadoff, President, MADD National.Founded in 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a nonprofit…

VCU_Lets Talk about it_cover rsz.jpg
Informational comic book "created as an educational component of the American Psychiatric Association 'Let's Talk About Mental Illness' public awareness campaign, produced through an educational grant from The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI." (from…

VCU_Rex Morgan MD talks about your unborn child cover rsz.jpg
Educational comic book about the dangers of drinking while pregnant and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Inside front cover contains a letter signed by G. R. Dickerson,…

VCU_NY Dept Mental Hygiene Presents Chic Youngs Blondie Sept 1965 cover rsz.jpg
Educational comic book promoting sound emotional health, particularly within families. A letter written by Newton Bigelow, M.D., Commissioner of Mental Hygiene for the State of New York is printed inside the back cover. Excerpts:"As Blondie said,…

VCU_Spider Man_Planned Parenthood comic cover rsz.jpg
Informational comic book aimed at teenagers provides basic facts about sex, reproduction and birth control, as well as suggested sources to learn more.Story: The Amazing Spider-Man discovers that the alien villain, the Prodigy, is convincing…

VCU_M333 Box 1 Escape from Fear Planned Parenthood  Federation of America Publications 1962 cover rsz.jpg
Giveaway comic book distributed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America Publications. Revised edition of a 1956 publication.Fear of an unwanted pregnancy makes intimacy stressful for the Harpers. Learning about contraception from Planned…

UPSEM_Doctor Looks at Child Labor_cover 043 rsz.jpg
A symposium edited by the NCLC. A series of statements related to the long-term health effects of child labor on children and youth. "The insidious thing about child labor is that its effects manifest themselves at the most unexpected times in later…

U Minnesota_Kellogg sw0084 B22 F197 Casulaties of Child Labor p1 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet issued by the Consumers' League of Eastern Pennsylvania as an exposé of workplace accidents involving children. The authors make an appeal to regulate child labor, and “To break down the conspiracy of silence” (p. 11) about illegal…

Austin Sem_Southern Frontier v1 n5 1940 p1 rsz.jpg
Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

Austin Sem_Southern Frontier v1 n3 1940 p1 rsz.jpg
Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

Baylor_Poage B241 f13_ Migrant Children and Youth title page rsz.jpg
Sent to Congressman W. R. Poage (Texas) with a cover letter signed by Betty Jane Whitaker of the Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers.This paper was written by Florence R. Wyckoff, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Families Who Follow the Crops,…

Baylor_Poage_B241 f13_Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers letter rsz.jpg
This letter was written to Congressman W. R. Poage by Betty Jane Whitaker, Co-chairman of the Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers, asking him to help improve the lives of migrant workers and their children. Whitaker asks for this to be done…

Valentine_Candlelight AIDS Memorial Vigil_Don Pennell_ I_V_88_68_144 rsz.jpg
In 1981, Dr. Michael Gottlieb of UCLA identified a new disease that, among its many signs, severely weakened the immune system. Named acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), this disease was initially seen among gay men in large cities. Human…

Valentine_Chest Xray Pinback button_V_83_158_20_v1 rsz.jpg
"I've Had My Chest X-Ray" button with red double-bar cross that was the emblem of the National Tuberculosis Association anti-TB crusade.  People can be exposed to tuberculosis bacteria and become infected. Some who are infected go on to develop…

Valentine Cook_Anti-TB_Show 1921 rsz.jpg
French bacteriologists Albert Calmette (1863–1933) and Camille Guérin (1872–1961) finalized the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for tuberculosis in 1921. The vaccine remains the only tuberculosis vaccine in use today. While not perfect,…

Valentine_Open Air Classroom 1916_I_Cook1657 rsz.jpg
In the early-20th century, Europe and the U.S. saw the rise of “open air” schools intended to create healthy environments to combat tuberculosis using the principles of sanatoria. Sometimes purpose-built, and sometimes converted spaces, open air…

Valentine_Students washing hands before lunch_I_V_56_177_03_CaryStSchool rsz.jpg
Students from the old Cary Street School (Madison School) in Richmond, Va., demonstrate handwashing before having lunch. Washing hands regularly with soap and water remains one of the most important steps in preventing the spread of many…

Valentine_Stop Polio Sunday_I_FIC_037526_front rsz.jpg
Promotional materials for "Stop Polio Sunday. Second Dose Jan. 19." A hand drops the vaccine onto a sugar cube.Text: "everyone needs Sabin Vaccine. For complete protection against polio, EVERYONE over two months old needs ALL THREE TYPES of Sabin…
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