PSA posters....circa 1937

I made my profile picture a poster about pneumonia...as I have pneumonia. Obviously armed with peasant stock and viking blood, I do not feel the effects of pneumonia as the average weak person does. Nonetheless...I have it.

This poster is circa the late 30's and was created by the WPA. I am not smart and don't know what that is. I am also lazy so all I know from wikipedia is that it is some New Deal thing. I read the first line and that was that. So it seems the WPA made posters to educated the people. Like a PSA.

I love these posters.

#1:

What the hell is this? Why does it not say what 6 + 8 equals. Who is this helping? What am I missing. I fear I may be an idiot.

#2:

What? Is this informational? Is this designed to bring horror or joy? Is this good or bad? I need more direction.







#3:

You too can have one of those dishwashing jobs you have always dreamed of. What?





#4:

What? They had e-vites in the 30's?











#5:

The teacher of this class sucks. Why is that person's eyes the opposite of cross-eyed? Is that even humanly possible.

#6:

No way Jose. If the government is advertising for folks to move in....I can't imagine what goes on...









#7:

Again with the sketchy storekeeper...what was going on with produce in the late 30's? Were all storekeepers shady? It is somewhat horrifying. Yet brings me back to the question I asked on Facebook...why do we have tamper proof seals on various dairy products but produce just sits out for anyone to inject a syringe of anthrax into? Who? Who is this dairy menace that is a threat to whipped cream?

#8:
wait...wait...wait...so is this the time before federal regulations? I would assume the milk man isn't soliciting crappy milk....but that is me. Happy to pay taxes to ensure I don't need to worry about such things - me. Wait - is this what people want? A society free of gov't regulation so we can PERSONALLY worry if milk was properly tested for disease? Odd.

#9.


The number of syphilis posters is disturbing. Apparently it was a real issue.

#10.


Is this a drinking and driving poster or are they telling you not to mix gasoline with your whiskey? Was that a popular cocktail. I really am lead to believe it is the later. I don't think it was even against the law until 1983.....at the earliest.

#11.


Like I said...lots of syphilis in those days...


#12.


Vague. So vague and so horrifying. What is going on? Did the common housefly have a deadly disease?

#13.





timeless







#14.


This explains the unaffectionate generations of 'ol.











#15.


Maybe the picture should show a man with gloves on....or some other contraption that involves hand protection.

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