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Social Hygiene: 1922
Washington, D.C., 1922. "Social Hygiene Society exhibit." The Women's Bureau photos in our two previous posts ... at an angle and some have some odd headgear. Is this a Social Hygiene exhibit or a House of Horrors? I like how the man outside on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 1:15am -

Social Hygiene: 1922

Bathing Is Compulsory: 1922
... "Women's Bureau." The House of Detention display at the Social Hygiene exhibit. National Photo glass negative. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/02/2012 - 6:52am -

Bathing Is Compulsory: 1922

Kitchen Nightmare: 1937
... the boonies where nobody ever drops by, nobody cares, no social checks and ballances, no Joneses around to whom one might need to keep ... So which one of them is Andy? You know, Opie's Dad. Hygiene did not come from the genes Some people forget that the concept of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/01/2013 - 5:15pm -

Kitchen Nightmare: 1937

Exhibit X: 1922
Washington, D.C., 1922. "Social Hygiene Society exhibit." A peek inside reveals the period-appropriate use of ... full size. The burning question What exactly is "Social Hygiene"? It has overtones of a group shower. [Speaking of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 1:18am -

Exhibit X: 1922

The Healing Arts: 1922
Washington, D.C., 1922. "Social Hygiene exhibit. House of Detention, Women's Bureau. Clinic -- Mental and ... disposition of cases." That is, did they have a social disease and/or were they pregnant. One wonders what the "disposition" ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 1:16am -

The Healing Arts: 1922

Culinary Arts: 1922
Washington, D.C., 1922. "Social Hygiene exhibit. House of Detention -- Women's Bureau. All dishes are ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 1:16am -

Culinary Arts: 1922
 
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