A Black Leather.bird mask.  Why is it scary?  It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason.  During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants.  Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly.  In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

A Black Leather.bird mask. Why is it scary? It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason. During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants. Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly. In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

Life in the time of Plague: 2 by lucyreynoldsart.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Life in the time of Plague: 2 by lucyreynoldsart.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Love for History blog--good history synoposis

Plague Doctor

The Medicine Man During the Black Plague. The noses were very long because they were filled with things that smelled good.

The Medicine Man During the Black Plague. The noses were very long because they were filled with things that smelled good.

Plague mask. Filled with herbs and spices, thought to protect against the black plague.

Plague mask. Filled with herbs and spices, thought to protect against the black plague.

circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to

circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to

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