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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.

1920s Former Farm Girl -- Frances Taylor visits the family farm after living in the big city of San Francisco, and hams it up. from MeraM's flickr stream.

San Francisco Chinatown circa 1900 A family servant walks an elaborately dressed young boy along a street in San Francisco's Chinatown -- possibly a holiday trip to visit relatives. Photograph by Arnold Genthe.

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Boxing Match on a Ship With Spectators Wearing Masks

Boxing match on the U.S.S. Siboney's forecastle, while she was at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, transporting troops to or from France in 1918-1919. Spectators are wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of influenza.

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A Street Car Conductor Not Allowing Passengers Aboard Without a Mask

A street car conductor denies a passenger access to a street car in Seatle in 1918, because he has no mask during the Flu pandemic of 1918-1919.

"Say 'Ah-ah-h'" Cartoon by E. Verdier, concerning the distractive effects of a Yeoman (F) on an Officer, published as cover art for the October 1918 issue of "Ukmyh Kipzy Puern", the magazine of the U.S Naval Cable Censor Office, San Francisco, California. The magazine's title is in Bently's Code, and translates as "The Monthly'Gob'". The cartoon, and the face mask drawn in upper right, may refect countermeasures against the 1918-19 influenza epidemic.

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia. - October 10, 1885

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A Sign Warning Theater Goers Not to Enter if They Have a Cold

"Influenza frequently complicated with pneumonia is prevalent at this time throughout America. This theatre is cooperating with the Department of Health. You must do the same. If you have a cold and are coughing and sneezing do not enter this theatre."

Spanish Influenza, 1918. Harsh measures were taken against those who disobeyed laws forbidding spitting. Credit: North Dakota Historical Society.

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A Nurse Wearing a Mask While Filling a Pitcher From a Fire Hydrant

Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. (September 13, 1918)