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A Black Leather.bird mask.  Why is it scary?  It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason.  During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants.  Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly.  In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

A Black Leather.bird mask. Why is it scary? It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason. During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants. Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly. In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

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Disturbing and Provocative Art, Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages...
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Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

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Eerie | Creepy | Surreal | Uncanny | Strange | 不気味 | Mystérieux | Strano | Photography | plague doctor mask

Eerie | Creepy | Surreal | Uncanny | Strange | 不気味 | Mystérieux | Strano | Photography | plague doctor mask

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Plague Doctor Mask and Leather Hood by TomBanwell.deviantart.com on @deviantART
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Worn during the middle ages, the beak was thought to protect the doctor from the plague.

Worn during the middle ages, the beak was thought to protect the doctor from the plague.

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