Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gas Masks

This picture shows four men wearing different styles of gas masks. I am not sure of the date of the photograph, but I feel like this is probably a World War I era photograph.

7 comments:

  1. AHHHHHHH!!!! They're coming to get me!!!!

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  2. It's funny how gas-masks are a universal sign of danger and fear. I guess it's only natural though since gas masks are the one thing that'll save us from the something we shouldn't ever have to fear, and that's the air we breathe.
    So when somebody has one on you can probably assume some bad stuff is or has gone down.

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  3. Remember the gas masks in The Wall of Pink Floyd? Terrifying!

    PJM, I am almost sure it is anytime between the first and second WW. By the cut of the trousers :) (I'm stealing the Nate method). They look very much like the pants Chaplin is wearing in The Great Dictator.

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  4. Heather:

    Please check my last post from two days ago, the tricycle photo.

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  5. Boy, those guys are spooooky looking! I think I would rather go with the nurses even as bad as they look. But I guess that would be the natural order of things...way back then.

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  6. I bet that was one one hot quadruple date!

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  7. The photo shows American troops in France in 1918 demonstrating the gas masks used by the major combatants, left to right: USA, France, England (the Anti-Gas Helmet of 1915-superseded by the US style mask by 1917), and Germany.

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