About This Item
World War I
Handwritten sign for a World War I mustard gas shelter. Typewritten caption: This yellow-cross mustard gas shelter I took off the entrance to a gas-proof dugout, 50 ft. deep (trap door and ladder. This had been captured from the Huns intact in the battle of Mont-Sec on Sept. 12th, 1819 [i.e. 1918?].
Date based on likely year of obtainment by Dr. George W. Norris while stationed in France, 1917-1918.
Original photograph in: Norris, George William, 1875-1965. Diary, World War I (Philadelphia, 1959), page 133. ZZ10c 5 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
between 1917? and 1918?
History, 20th Century
1 sign : 8 x 23 cm
“Gelbkreuz Gasschutz,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 4, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1529.