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Letter carrier wearing a mask, USA, 1918

Letter carrier wearing a mask, USA, 1918

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Letter carrier wearing a face mask for protection against the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The pandemic infected one fifth of the world population and killed between 20 and 50 million. Photographed in New York City, USA, on 16th October 1918.

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