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A man standing in the lumberyard of Seattle Cedar Lumber Manufacturing. 1939.

© Horace Nicholls / IWM, ca. 1918, WWI soldier facial reconstruction, UK --- A patient at 3rd London General Hospital examines a plaster cast of his own face. This will be used to create a mask to cover his facial injuries, which can be clearly seen. #war #ww1 #worldwar1 #bwphotography #blackandwhite #history

WORLD WAR I: MASKS, 1918. Masks showing the work done by Anna Coleman Ladd of the American Red Cross. The top row are casts taken from soldiers' mutilated faces, the bottom row shows masks of their faces before their injuries, made from pre-war photographs. On the table are masks made to fit over the disfigured part of the face. Photograph, 1918.

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Street car conductor in Seattle not allowing passengers aboard without a mask during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Mass transit systems, with crowds of people in close quarters, were fertile venues for the spread of disease. Public health officials required passengers and employees wear masks as a precautionary measure to help them avoid contagion.

In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.

1934 Max Factor demonstrates his “scientific device” the Beauty Micrometer which detects defects in feminine beauty that are imperceptible to the naked eye.

This photo of Rosalia Lombardo was taken in 1984. Why is that interesting? She was the last person buried in the catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery 64 years before this photo was taken, in 1920.

antique mannequins

A diagram labeled in French, showing what the position of a "mouche" or beauty mark signified in the 18th century.

Nagasaki bomb survivor with keloids #ASGproject

First World War, mobilization, declaration of war: a group of soldiers with a cloth to throw one of them into the air during preparations for the battle at the front. England, 1915

1950; British Teddy Boys And Girls

Major Martin was a homeless man, who died of pneumonia and was then used as a weapon of deceit by the British in Operation Mincemeat. The body was disguised as a dead Royal Marines Officer and left to be found in the sea off the Spanish coast, with a briefcase full of top secret files chained to his wrist. It worked and fooled the Germans saving countless British lives

Wounded soldiers playing croquet in wheel chairs. England, 1915.

Unidentified dead lay where they fell in no-man's land during the Great War Nothing on reverse. In all likelihood, French soldiers killed by artillery fire

During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers play a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches.

A soldier catches some sleep while his buddies look on, near Thiepval, France, WWI.

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"That "Menswear Look" in 1940s fashion exists for a very good reason: men in uniform didn't need their suits anymore, and suiting fabric was expensive and difficult to find, so many designers and creative seamstresses simply remade men's suits into outfits for women."

The Thames, frozen in 1895.