THE CIVILIAN RESPIRATOR – These masks are “intended for those who might have to work in the pres…

THE CIVILIAN RESPIRATOR – These masks are “intended for those who might have to work in the presence of gas and could not go to a gas-protected refuge room. The respirator protects the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs against all known war gases.” Cigarette cards from the 1930s series Air Raid Precautions, courtesy of New York Public Library.


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