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|Title:||If You Are Fit To Marry|
|Original caption:||If you are fit to marry|
California law says you must have a certificate of health to get married
See this vital production!
Mis-mating, infidelity and organic disease spell unhappiness and divorce
"Come up and see me sometime"
"Oh! What a mama! Wonder if I have a chance?"
Advice -- Do not get married unless you are MAN enough
. . .Rules for newly married couples
You are man and wife. Do as you please. . .
May their matrimonial waves never be stormy.
Love, honor, compatibility....three necessities of wedded bliss
"My! What a man! Wonder if I can handle him?"
This man has passed all the marriage rules.
A great demand for him.
|Source:||Library of Congress|
|Control no.:||LC #USF/33/13256-M3|
|Keywords:||Eugenics; Heredity; Jurisprudence; Marriage; Movies; Physical Disability; Popular Culture; Sexuality|
|Note:||Thanks to Martin S. Pernick. This image appeared in his 1996 book, The Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of "Defective" Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures Since 1915.|