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Plastic Reconstruction of the Face View in NLM Digital Collections
1918 / 5:36
Filmmaker unknown.
Silent, black-and-white.

Soldiers are routinely maimed in war, but trench warfare dramatically increased facial injury. These galvanized copper masks offered a way to "face" the world. The psychological toll was enormous. Some men went on to become cinema projectionists, hiding from the world in the darkness of the projection booth...

Copper masks and faceless men
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