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