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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW EMPIRE STATE EXPRESS: 1941

Going Viral: 1918

Going Viral: 1918

Ca. 1918-1919. "Precautions taken in Seattle, Wash., during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic would not permit anyone to ride on the street cars without wearing a mask. 260,000 of these were made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross which consisted of 120 workers, in three days." 5x7 glass negative, American National Red Cross Photograph Collection. View full size.

 

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