The San Francisco Anti-Mask League of 1919

They called them ‘Mask Slackers’.

San Francisco went through a pandemic in 1919.

The Spanish flu was killing San Franciscans at a frightening rate, and the city, for the most part, wore masks in the first phase of the disease. It was required by law on October 25, 1918.



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Vanessa Robinson

Writer and Observer: Injustice, History, Family, Love, and Politics. Electrical Engineer. Completing First Historical Fiction Novel.