Naval Training Station, San Francisco, California. "Do Not Spit On The Floor, To Do So May Spread Disease" sign on the balcony edge of the Drill Hall floor of the Main Barracks, which is in use as an extemporized sleeping area. Flu Patient, 1918 Flu, Spanish Influenza, Hall Floors, Influenza Epidemic, California History, Army Sick, Drill Hall, Flu Epidemic
Influenza Epidemic of 1918: During 1918's final four months an extraordinarily virulent influenza strain blazed across the Globe, killing as many as a hundred million people, six-percent of the World's population. PHOTO: Naval Training Station, San Francisco, California. Crowded sleeping area extemporized on the Drill Hall floor of the Main Barracks with sneeze screens erected as a precaution against the spread of influenza.