These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

There is nothing coy about these vintage Dutch safety and anti-alcohol propaganda posters. They want you to know just how horribly inattention to your work will maim you, live wires will electrocute you, and alcohol will destroy your life.

And no, this isn't the first time we've featured Dutch safety posters. They're that terrifying.

One touch! There are monster lurking in electric cables, designed by Evert Möllenkamp, between 1925 and 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Help us! Our country must be alcohol free! (Blue Week), designed by Albert Hahn, between 1925 and 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Use safety harnesses, designed by W. J. van der Werf, between 1925 and 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Help us! The bottle must be broken! (Blue Week), designed by Georges Raemdonck, between 1925 and 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

He never used a with a hammer with a chisel, designed by Jacob Jansma, between 1925 and 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

This is life threatening and that's why it's forbidden, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1925-1926

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Alcohol increases the risk of accidents, by Albert Hahn, 1926

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Every wise welder is using safety glasses, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1926-1927

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Never work without safety, designed by Herman Heyenbrock, 1928

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Drinking alcohol causes accidents, 1928

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

From above!, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1928-1929

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Even if a ladder is easily found, a few stacked crates work just as well .. or maybe not, designed by Willem van Poll, 1928-1929

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Sportsmen! Stop drinking alcohol! It's a danger to you!, designed by Albert Hahn, 1928

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Against alcohol (Blue Week), designed by William A. van de Walle, 1928

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Blue Week, designed by Henk Doornekamp, between 1925 and 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

A worn wrench is the key of an accident, designed by Jacob Jansma, between 1925 and 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

A worn wrench is good for nothing, except accidents, designed by Jacob Jansma, between 1927 and 1929

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Faulty material is the source of many accidents, 1927-1929

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Visit the Safety Museum, designed by K. Koekoek, 1929

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Falling from a ladder, by Jacob Jansma, 1930

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Suffering children, by Henri Pieck, c. 1930-1932

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Good protective glasses – eyes saved, designed by Willem van Poll, 1939

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Safety, designed by E. Lukács, 1939

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Carbon monoxide! Provide good ventillation, designed by E. Lukács, 1939

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Inattention causes accidents, designed by Strelitskie, 1940

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Never leave any tools lying on a stepladder, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1944

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

A safety harness could have saved him, 1945

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Use protective masks, 1945

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Do not oil or clean the machine if it's running, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1949

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

Work safely, designed by N. Olthuis, 1950

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

This can cost a foot, designed by E. Lukács, 1953

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

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All posters above are from Memory of The Netherlands.