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Compulsory mask, brought in to combat the flu epidemic after the World War, 1918-1919 / Sam Hood

Note: The skull and crossbones on the mask was a joke, not part of the mask as issued, in an attempt to halt the disease. 12,000 died in Australia and between 20-100 million around the world, more than were killed in the War

 

Format: Negative

 

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From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au

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Taken on April 27, 2009