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okay i know its a shot in the dark here but could anybody tell me the origins of this photo:

mask.jpg

i love the picture but i want to know more about it!

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Spy vs. Spy ?  ;D

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Spy vs. Spy ? ;D

X2   That's all I can think of when I look at it. LOL

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Ya,, I think I saw something on a ghost show about it. When the people had the plague or something they put them on a small island iirc?

But anyways like they left a doctor and that was the mask that he wore. I also think he killed them? It was a while ago I saw that show though

Edit Per Wikipedia(I know its not very trusty)

A plague doctor's duties were often limited to visiting victims to verify whether they had been afflicted or not. Surviving records of contracts drawn up between cities and plague doctors often gave the plague doctor enormous latitude and heavy financial compensation, given the risk of death involved for the plague doctor himself. Most plague doctors were essentially volunteers, as qualified doctors had (usually) already fled, knowing they could do nothing for those affected.[citation needed]

A plague doctor's clothing consisted of:

A wide-brimmed black hat worn close to the head. At the time, a wide-brimmed black hat would have identified a person as a doctor, much the same as how nowadays a hat may identify chefs, soldiers, and workers. The wide-brimmed hat may have also been used as partial shielding from infection.

A primitive gas mask in the shape of a bird's beak. A common belief at the time was that the plague was spread by "bad air". There may have been a belief that by dressing in a bird-like mask, the wearer could draw the plague away from the patient and onto the garment the plague doctor wore. The mask also included red glass eyepieces, which were thought to make the wearer impervious to evil. The beak of the mask was often filled with strongly aromatic herbs and spices to overpower the miasmas or "bad air" which was also thought to carry the plague. At the very least, it may have dulled the smell of unburied corpses and sputum from plague victims.

A long, black overcoat. The overcoat worn by the plague doctor was tucked in behind the beak mask at the neckline to minimize skin exposure. It extended to the feet, and was often coated head to toe in suet or wax. A coating of suet may have been used with the thought that the plague could be drawn away from the flesh of the infected victim and either trapped by the suet, or repelled by the wax. The coating of wax likely served as protection against respiratory droplet contamination, but it was not known at the time if coughing carried the plague. It was likely that the overcoat was waxed to simply prevent sputum or other bodily fluids from clinging to it.

A wooden cane. The cane was used to both direct family members to move the patient, other individuals nearby, and possibly to examine patients without directly touching them.

Leather breeches. Similar to waders worn by fishermen, leather breeches were worn beneath the cloak to protect the legs and groin from infection. Since the plague often tended to manifest itself first in the lymph nodes, particular attention was paid to protecting the armpits, neck, and groin.

It is not known how often or widespread plague doctors were, or how effective they were in treatment of the disease. It's likely that while the plague doctor's clothing offered some protection to the wearer, the plague doctors themselves may have actually contributed more to the spreading of the disease than its treatment, in that the plague doctor unknowingly served as a vector for infected fleas to move from host to host.

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It is of the Homecoming Queen at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.

One of the best looking women on campus.

She could go to Tulane, too.  ;D   ;D   ;D

P.S. She probably dreams about Big Dave.

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Judging by the high buildings in the background, i'd say it was Halloween in a fairly descent sized city, and someone had an awesome costume.

Some one got a picture of it and did some nice editing.

But i'm no photo expert

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I right clicked on the photo, then on properties and this is the result.

http://www.sadanduseless.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mask.jpg

The photo is from sadanduseless.com, whatever that site is.  I'll take a peek at sadanduseless.

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I right clicked on the photo, then on properties and this is the result.

http://www.sadanduseless.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mask.jpg

The photo is from sadanduseless.com, whatever that site is. I'll take a peek at sadanduseless.

yeah  thats the site i got it from, where i first saw it. its just a collection of creepy black and white pictures from all different sources.

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This is a shot in the dark, but I think this picture is actually from an 80's music video.  No joke.

I don't recall the song or artist though.  Looking at the buildings in the background, it wouldn't surprise me if it were a band from England.

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This is a shot in the dark, but I think this picture is actually from an 80's music video. No joke.

I don't recall the song or artist though. Looking at the buildings in the background, it wouldn't surprise me if it were a band from England.

yeah i was thinking english too.

why do you think its from a music video? can you provide any details about it?

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It kinda looks like a Siouxsie and the Banshees video. But honestly, there were a lot of bands making bizarre videos like that at the time.  I really can't put my finger on which video or band it is, but before I read anything on this thread, it was my first thought when I saw the pic.

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I think Glen is right on this. I have seen that before. I thought I have seen it in a music video or it was album art work once. I cant remember which one.

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I don't know what that picture is from but I Googled "plague doctor" and searched the images and what I saw was truly frightening. The Bubonic Plague was bad enough but these "doctors" running around would be enough to put anyone in their grave. What a hideous time to be alive, or dying, that must have been.

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