Children ready for school during the 1918 flu epidemic - Starke

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When: 01 January 1918

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Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/8937

Local call number: PR10498

Title: Children ready for school during the 1918 flu epidemic

Date: 1918

Physical descrip: 1 photonegative : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.

Series Title: Print Collections

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0250 USA, Contact: 850.245.6700, [email protected]

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Owner: State Library and Archives of Florida
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    mbirchfield0001

    • 02/Apr/2020 12:13:30

    The boys were first cousins. Don Hoover’s father, Frank Hoover, was a professional photographer. Don’s three year old brother died from the flu and pneumonia in February 1919. Joe Sistrunk sold the weekly paper “Grit,” and he and Don in this photo are going out to sell papers. notes from Martha Birchfield, great-niece of Joe Sistrunk; original photo from Futch family archives provided to Mrs. A. Morris who began the Fla. Photo Archives at FSU.

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    mikescottnz

    • 18/Jan/2021 09:01:32

    Just over a century later we have been wearing masks again with the corona or covid virus going around the planet in 2020

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    jenny.morros

    • 22/Jan/2021 06:15:44

    Amazing history

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    jeanne.roland

    • 27/Jan/2021 09:17:32

    it feels weird to look at this picture knowing that today we have to all wear masks again...

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    Bilal Bawab

    • 05/Mar/2021 19:19:09

    Amazing photograph!! and the history repeat it self.. after a century