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>Typist wearing mask, New York City, October 16, 1918, during the "Spanish flu" influenza pandemic.
The flu prevented day-to-day operations from going smoothly. Officials advised all persons to wear face masks, even indoors. Many believed that a person could contract the disease by handling documents and equipment.
>Record held at: National Archives at College Park, MD. Record number 165-WW-269B-16.
Isn’t that racist to call it the Spanish flu?