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French mutilé, 1918[edit]

In 1917 the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement received the only Nobel Peace Prize awarded during World War I. Most of the publicity material for Red Cross chapters from that period features pretty young women in nurses' uniforms. This disturbing pair of images is an example of the hard work they performed. 7 million European soldiers suffered permanent disability from the war. This is the only high resolution matching set from a series of images in the Library of Congress about masks provided by the American Red Cross for French soldiers whose faces had been badly maimed. Restored version of File:French mutilé with mask.jpg and File:French mutilé without mask.jpg
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International_Red_Cross_and_Red_Crescent_Movement#The_ICRC_during_World_War_I, World_War_I#Aftermath, Prosthesis
unknown, possibly American Red Cross
  • Support as nominator --Durova403 23:01, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Fits the criteria, and is very interesting. Never knew that such things existed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Buggie111 (talkcontribs) 02:10, 23 January 2010 (UTC) Reply[reply]
  • Support Very interesting. upstateNYer 06:32, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support per nom. --Herby talk thyme 09:36, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support: Fascinating. Maedin\talk 14:31, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support: There was an article on the masks in Smithsonian magazine a couple of years ago, for anyone who's interested in reading up on the subject. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:19, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support valuable to show the progress in prosthetics. GerardM (talk) 21:09, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Hmm, quite interesting :) --ZooFari 03:59, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment. Is there any particular reason that this sit-portrait is out of focus, which seems particularly evidence around the face? It doesn't seem particularly sharp, considering the circumstances. Which is a pity, because I would have loved to see the detail in the face, and the changes. Mostlyharmless (talk) 05:17, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • These gave me chills to work on, which rarely happens. Would have preferred better technicals if any viable alternative were available. IMO it was worth it, although your opinion may differ. Durova403 05:30, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose. This is a striking pair of images, and of doubtless EV (I would add it to prosthetics, but I can't fit it well). But it just falls down in the lack of focus around the face, unfortunately... anywhere else in the image would be forgiveable. Mostlyharmless (talk) 05:40, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Very valuable illustration. Jujutacular T · C 23:04, 29 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Can't see why not. -FASTILY (TALK) 23:56, 29 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support per nom. Spikebrennan (talk) 21:26, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose per Mostlyharmless. Makeemlighter (talk) 03:40, 11 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoted File:French mutilé with mask2.jpg and Promoted File:French mutilé without mask2.jpg Abecedare (talk) 04:33, 14 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]