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    Posted 10 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, 10 months ago
      Post by SpiritBear:
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/244286-finds-in-bibles?in=user
    2. Caperkid, 10 months ago
      Just finished reading that. History and family connections. Serious times. Great stuff both yours and SBs.
    3. Caperkid, 10 months ago
      What is in the chest area ?
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 10 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, 10 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, 10 months ago
      Thanks for the comments & appreciation:
      Caperkid
      Manikin
    7. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 10 months ago
      I'm curious about her tie, and the large flower she wears?
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 10 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, 10 months ago
      Thanks fortapache for the appreciation.
    10. pw-collector pw-collector, 10 months ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      AnnaB
      TassieDevil
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
      An artichoke ? LOL ! Maybe the other is garlic. Hey, I just woke up !
    12. pw-collector pw-collector, 10 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.
    13. pw-collector pw-collector, 10 months ago
      Thanks racer4four for the appreciation.
    14. pw-collector pw-collector, 10 months ago
      Thanks again AnnaB for the appreciation.
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      Thanks kyratango for the appreciation.
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      Thanks Zippo for the appreciation.
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      Thanks Badgirl4life916 for the appreciation.
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