► In 1918, influenza, the so-called Spanish Flu, or 91918H1N1, to give its proper name, claimed the lives of more than 50 million people in just 15 months. Masks were part of the drive to beat it. Flashbak (via Things Magazine)

Masks have become a ubiquitous symbol of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Mask Exhibition project, The Vicki Myhren Gallery hope to call attention to the significance and signification of masking as an issue of public health and a demonstration of civic responsibility. (via Kottke)