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Catalog Number RG2071.PH
Object Name Collection, Photograph
Collection Name RG2071 Influenza
Title Influenza
Description In December 1918 the Spanish influenza outbreak hit Shelby, Nebraska. This collections shows people in Shelby taking precautionary measures against it.

One postcard and one photographic print showing people wearing white masks to protect against the Spanish flu in 1918. The postcard was taken in Shelby, Nebraska, in front of the Fred J. Strain Furniture and Undertaking Store. The photograph shows a mailman wearing his mask.
Date 1918
Place USA: Nebraska (Polk), Shelby
Subjects Epidemics--Nebraska
Diseases and history--Nebraska
Communicable diseases