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Posted 4 months ago

pw-collector
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SpiritBear in his post, "Finds in Bibles", one of the finds was a American Red Cross instructions on the "Influenza Epidemic" in the 1918-1920 era. They were told to wear a mask when attending to patients.
This is a photo of my great-aunt, a nurse at that time, wearing her mask. The back of the photo has her name and 1918 flu epidemic.
Posted so you can see the reality of the time.
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 months ago
    Post by SpiritBear:
    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/244286-finds-in-bibles?in=user
  2. Caperkid Caperkid, 4 months ago
    Just finished reading that. History and family connections. Serious times. Great stuff both yours and SBs.
  3. Caperkid Caperkid, 4 months ago
    What is in the chest area ?
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 months ago
    Caperkid, I'm not sure, but with the leaf hanging below, I would guess it is some kind of home herb remedy to ward off the flu.
    Dave
  5. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Great piece of history and we all just about need to wear a mask now if out of house . I hope Flu epidemic is almost over .
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 months ago
    Thanks for the comments & appreciation:
    Caperkid
    Manikin
  7. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 4 months ago
    I'm curious about her tie, and the large flower she wears?
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 months ago
    SpiritBear, I'm curious about her entire attire! Caperkid also inquired about the "flower" or whatever.
    Thanks for the comments & appreciation:
    vetraio50
    betweenthelines
    SpiritBear
    jscott0363
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 months ago
    Thanks fortapache for the appreciation.
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 months ago
    Thanks for the appreciation:
    AnnaB
    TassieDevil
  11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
    An artichoke ? LOL ! Maybe the other is garlic. Hey, I just woke up !
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 months ago
    BB2, my first thought was a cauliflower. That would kill anything!!!
    I hope all was fairly well for you when you returned home.
    Thanks for the appreciation.
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    Thanks racer4four for the appreciation.
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    Thanks again AnnaB for the appreciation.
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    Thanks kyratango for the appreciation.
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    Thanks Zippo for the appreciation.
  17. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
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