No Gossiping, Gluttony, Lying, or Eavesdropping! European Metal Masks Would Shame You into Good Behavior

Do you know someone who likes to gossip or lie? Well If you lived between the 17th and 18th century you could have had them punished in a very humiliating way for doing these two things. Shame masks were a type of embarrassing punishment device used in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, the shame mask was meant to humiliate the person who was forced to wear it. They were usually made of cold, unyielding metal, and the masks were created in various mortifying designs.

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