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Three girls modelling various Dust Bowl masks to be worn in areas where the amount of dust in the air causes breathing difficulties. (circa 1935)

Dust Bowl - Dallas, South Dakota 1936. Buried machinery in a barn lot; South Dakota, May 1936. The Dust Bowl on the Great Plains coincided with the Great Depression.

Vintage postcard showing the dust storm in Garden City in 1935. (courtesy of Alvena King)

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Plague Doctors

The Black Death Plague Doctor: A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the Bubonic Plague. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection. The protective suit consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed. A wooden cane pointer was used to…

1842 - Darmstadt, Germany: a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, that is 99.9% certain to be that of William Shakespeare’s. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616) , features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard. Engineers at Konica Minolta Europe scanned the death mask with lasers to construct a 3D computer model. After superimposing the model with the death mask, perfect matches were revealed between forehead, eyes…

Florida circa 1905. The beach at Palm Beach.


9/11: The Photographs That Moved Them Most

"There is a photograph of a lone office worker by Stan Honda walking home (presumably), holding a piece of cloth in front of his mouth and nose, his clothes covered with dust from the towers. It's impossible for me to imagine what must have gone through the man's mind, I'm assuming he was struggling to comprehend what he had just seen and experienced. . . This mix of shock, horror, and sorrow."

as times goes by - Southwest Airlines air hostess, 1968