These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
“A matter of life and death” – A reflection on the 1918-19 pandemic’s aftermath in Wilkes-Barre
And a call-to-action to prepare for a new wave of influenza in the autumn of 1919.
A bit of Thanksgiving perspective from the pandemic of 1918
An editorial from a newspaper in Pottsville during the 1918 pandemic reminds us to be thankful for life amid a time of death.
A 1918 Public Service Announcement: “Influenza: How To Avoid It – How To Treat Those Who Have It”
An October 1918 PSA from the Pennsylvania state government told residents how to avoid pandemic influenza, or if necessary, how to treat it.
Scranton newsboys pleaded for face masks at the peak of the 1918 pandemic
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
“The mask epidemic” – A native of Schuylkill County in Seattle during the 1918 influenza pandemic
A caustic letter by a Schuylkill County native in Seattle complained of mask requirement in the city. But their letter missed the mark.
Living History – The COVID-19 Pandemic
During this pandemic, listen to the experts in public health. But also take the opportunity to document this historical moment for future generations.