Vintage Public Health Posters Were Creepier Than What They Warned About

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To be fair, public health ads have always been extreme. Even nowadays they aren”t completely normal. In these commercials, people melt into couch cushions, breathe out of holes in their neck and generally face doom after doing drugs. But a few decades ago? The warnings were even weirder.

The artist realizes gonorrhea doesn”t effect the face right?

The artist realizes gonorrhea doesn

I can”t tell if that one sailor is hitting on that lady, or if the sailors are hitting on each other.

I can

This Soviet is refusing the shot because he only drinks vodka out of bear bladders.

This Soviet is refusing the shot because he only drinks vodka out of bear bladders.

Safety first, always be horsing around. Got it!

Safety first, always be horsing around. Got it!

Ok, now I REALLY hate mosquitos.

Ok, now I REALLY hate mosquitos.

Maybe lay off the beer-steins too, huh Tex?

Maybe lay off the beer-steins too, huh Tex?

I don”t know who this tick is supposed to be but this is prolly racist.

I don

Or maybe just at the very least don”t drink the water from Skull-face canyon.

Or maybe just at the very least don

Again, there are no human beings that look like this, but I”m gonna go ahead and say this is racist.

Again, there are no human beings that look like this, but I

If only the French could harness such weapons. P.U amiright?

If only the French could harness such  weapons. P.U amiright?

Yup, Little Foot had syphilis.

Yup, Little Foot had syphilis.

I wonder if there”s a guy that specialized in drawing busty women riddled with syphilis. The world looked like a weird adult-swim cartoon before photography made it into advertising.

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