Haunting Colorized Photos Reveal The Devastation Caused By The Spanish Flu Which Killed At Least Fifty-Million

A Kansas hospital during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 that still lives large in people’s imaginations.

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These seldom seen photographs, colorized for the first time, graphically depict the scale of the pandemic. The images reveal how doctors and nurses fought to save Spanish Flu sufferers in 1918. They show community centers and sports halls in the US converted into makeshift hospitals for the sick, while cinemas were closed and people wore face masks when they went to the park or took public transport. Continue reading »

By Using Cereals, Toilet Paper And Matches Russian Street Artist Makes An Installation That Urges People To Stay Calm

Probably there is a new problem worse than coronavirus itself, it’s people who spread the panic about the virus. Loketski, a street artist from St. Petersburg decided to calm them down in his own creative method. He made an installation “Stay calm!” made from the most demanded products these days. The artist used 4 kg of his own domestic reserves – cereals, toilet paper, matches. Continue reading »

Singaporean Artist Has Been Drawing Comics To Inspire And Uplift People In The Time Of The COVID-19 Situation

While some responded to the COVID-19 situation with dread and panic, artist Josef Lee chose to keep calm and carry on making art. Specifically, art to uplift the public and inspire people to love their neighbours in this time of gloom. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of People Wearing Masks During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, One Of The Deadliest Natural Disasters In Human History

At the close of WWI, an estimated 50 million people died from the Spanish flu. Masks were the uninfected’s main line of defense. Continue reading »

An Authentic 16th Century Plague Doctor Mask Preserved And On Display At The German Museum Of Medical History

This authentic 16th century plague doctor mask has been preserved over the years and is currently on display at the German Museum of Medical History in Ingolstadt.⁣ This was the first design of the Plague Doctor’s mask. During medieval Europe, there were two main theories of how diseases were spread and contracted: the Four Humors theory, and the Miasma theory. Continue reading »