Vintage Press Photos
one of a kind historic photography
"War on Syphilis" 
photo size: 6" x 8"

September 30, 1937
U.S. Public Health Service Wars on Syphilis
This is one of a series of photos taken for the U.S. Public Health Service by Charles Krutch, to illustrate each step in the fight on syphilis. The tiny corkscrew-like organism in this picture is the spirochete or germ, of syphilis as seen under the special "darkfield" microscope used in diagnosis of the disease. Its average length is only 3/10,000 of an inch, or approximately the diameter of a red blood celll its thickness is approximately 1/100,000 of an inch.

 $90 un-matted - $140 matted* - $325 framed** 

*All matted photographs come standard in acid free white archival mat board with black core with 3-4" borders and open cut mat on back to display historical documentation. Custom mat board available at additional cost.

**All framed photographs come with standard matting, conservation glass, open cut mat on back 
displaying historical documentation, and black Larson Juhl wood frame.