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Flu Outbreak - Police Wear Masks

Flu Outbreak - Police Wear Masks Medicine Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs World War I Disasters American History

Like everyone else, these police officers in Seattle wore face masks made by the Red Cross.  Although the worst of the second-wave crisis had passed, this picture - taken in December of 1918 - shows that the flu outbreak was still a serious threat.


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Photo online, courtesy U.S. National Archives - image 165-WW-269B-25.

 

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