Doctor during the plague years, an artistic depiction of their masks. "During the period of the Black Death and the Great Plague of London, plague doctors visited victims of the plague. A plague doctor's duties were often limited to visiting victims to verify whether they had been afflicted or not.
A Secret Gift by Ted Gup - Another pinner says, "Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a small newspaper ad offered 10dollar, no strings attached, to 75 families in distress. Interested readers were asked to submit letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author's grandfather Sam Stone was inspired to place this ad and assist his fellow Cantonians as they prepared for the cruelest Christmas most of them would ever witness."