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WWI soldier facial reconstruction casts and masks, circa 1918

WWI soldier facial reconstruction casts and masks, circa 1918

American Red Cross

Item Information

Title: WWI soldier facial reconstruction casts and masks

Date: circa 1918

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 12 x 17 cm.

Description: Photograph documents Anna Coleman Ladd's creation of cosmetic masks to be worn by soldiers badly disfigured during World War I. Eighteen casts of soldiers' facial features with and without reconstruction masks hang on the wall and eight masks rest against the wall on a table.

Identification on verso (stamped): Amer. Red Cross. Place de la Concorde.

Creator: American Red Cross

Forms part of: Anna Coleman Ladd papers, circa 1881-1950

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: WWI soldier facial reconstruction casts and masks, circa 1918 / American Red Cross, photographer. Anna Coleman Ladd papers, circa 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 9680