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Epidemic in Images
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In addition to being the first major pandemic of the modern post-germ-theory era, the devastating influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 was also the first to be widely photographed. In army camps and cantonments, in hospitals, and in streets and workplaces across the nation, photographers aimed their lenses and captured a nation struggling to deal with the crisis. From the mundane to the grand, these photographs constitute a visual archive of a nation and a people wracked by the epidemic.
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