This flu was unusual in that it was both extremely deadly and seemed to target the young and healthy, being particularly deadly to 20 to 35 year olds. By the time the flu had run its course, it had killed upwards of five percent of the world's population.
Included below is a fantastic collection of pictures from the deadly 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, including tent hospitals, people wearing preventative masks, a sick child, no spitting signs, and much more.
|Medical Personnel Giving Treatment to an Influenza Patient||A Letter Carrier Wearing a Mask for Protection||A Sign Warning Theater Goers Not to Enter if They Have a Cold||A Doctor Spraying the Throat of His Patient in an Attempt to Prevent Influenza|
|A Nurse Wearing a Mask While Filling a Pitcher From a Fire Hydrant||Boxing Match on a Ship With Spectators Wearing Masks||Rows of Beds Separated by Sneeze Screens in a Hospital||A Typist Wearing a Mask|
|A Crowded Barracks With Beds Seaparated by Sneeze Screens||A Sign Warning People Not to Spit on the Floor||A Child Sick With the Spanish Flu||Sign Stating Number of Cases and Deaths at the Naval Aircraft Factory|