Monday’s featured artifact on Today’s Document from the National Archives was “Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. September 13, 1918.” As is commonly the case with objects within the each day feed there was a hyperlink to extra details about the picture. In this case the extra info was a National Archives assortment of photographs and paperwork concerning the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Applications for Education
- How lengthy do you assume it took for folks in Maine (the place we stay) to be taught concerning the seriousness of the influenza epidemic?
- How do assume folks dwelling in 1918 felt about sporting masks
- What are the similarities between the 1918 influenza epidemic and the present COVID-19 pandemic?
- How did the U.S. goverment reply to the 1918 influenza epidemic? How is that comparable or completely different from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
#Note-Author Name – [email protected] (Richard Byrne)