WWI U.S. Sailor and Wife during 1918 Flu Pandemic
A sailor and his wife pose for a photo together in front of a house, 1918. As this was during the Spanish Flu pandemic, they are wearing surgical masks, which was common at the time.
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This Plague Doctor bracelet has a focal charm of Plague Doctor - Doktor Schnabel Von Rom – also known as the “Beak Doctor”. The central Plague Doctor image is set in a lead and nickel free vintage style cameo setting and protected with a non toxic sealant for a crystal clear finish. There is a miniature Oxalic Acid Poison bottle in which are tiny red seed beads, I've enameled a selection of tools blood red that may have been used in gruesome surgeries in Victorian times, added lead free…
Mulford’s Antitoxin 1905; Abbott Thayer
This gorgeous image is the cover of the circa 1905 catalog for Mulford’s antitoxins for diphtheria. It also offered an antitoxin for tetanus and serums against pneumonia and streptococcus infections. The figures here are taken almost directly from painter Abbott H. Thayer’s painting Caritas. That painting can be seen on this website used as the […]