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

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    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

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    1. mikescottnz 61 months ago | reply

      History repeats with the new swine-avian-human flu' of 2009 , Mexican origin.

      That 1917-19 global 'Spanish influenza' killed many in N.Z, several thousand had a burial-memorial in Waikumete Cemetry , West Auckland .A third of the population of W.Sa'moa ,thousands, were lost from transmission from a sailing ship from NZ.

    2. ABC Archives 61 months ago | reply

      Maybe this design will make a come back with the swine flu

    3. Leo 朱 61 months ago | reply

      Interesting shot.It is attractive.

    4. MargaretDonald 60 months ago | reply

      Very timely upload.

    5. BotheredByBees 60 months ago | reply

      scary stuff - I wonder if we'll get high tech micron filter masks issued if the swine flu takes off?

    6. slnsw2.0 60 months ago | reply

      Permission to publish form: The form to seek permission to publish this photograph is available on the State Library’s website at :

    7. serg. illy. 56 months ago | reply

      Великолепная фотография.
      Я постоянно прихожу к мысли, что фотографии должны "отлежаться" что-бы стать по-настоящему ценными. (Хоть и не стал бы считать это за правило)

    8. 76 Totters Lane 40 months ago | reply

      Hi, I really love this work -
      would you please add it to TOTAL ART

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