Tag Archives: injury

A bearded man holds a mask by his face. April 04

World War I Centenary Forum: Masking Devastation

Sarah Eilers, will speak at 2 PM ET on April 6 in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium on “Masking Devastation: Inside Anna Ladd’s Paris Studio” as part of the Library’s World War I Centenary Forum. Circulating Now interviewed her about her work. Circulating Now: Please tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? […]

In front of a wall of masks a man holds one up, facing it in profile. August 05

Plastic Reconstruction of the Face, 1918

One hundred years ago, in August 1914, the powers of Europe embarked upon a calamitous war which resulted in the death, mutilation, and suffering of millions. This silent motion picture fragment from the collection of the National Library of Medicine documents the work of a small workshop in Paris where men with terribly disfiguring facial […]