Susan Seubert

Susan  Seubert - Nest 1

WWI Gas Mask, 2014

Photography Lambda print  
20 x 16 in

edition of 20

Digital Lambda prints created from the ambrotype original are available (unframed):
49 x 39" ed. of 10: $4,500
52 x 42" framed $5,300.
24 x 20" ed. of 20: $1,250
20 x 16" ed. of 20: $950
10 x 8" open edition: $350

Susan Seubert was one of 10 photographers commissioned to photograph objects from The Smithsonian's collection. The photograph originally appeared in The Smithsonian's special edition magazine 101 Objects that Made America.
This fabric and rubber mask was standard issue for every doughboy. The hose connected to a canister that held an air filter, and it was designed to protect the wearer against such toxic agents as chlorine, phosgene and mustard gas, which were deployed by both sides in what has been called the “chemists’ war.” Poison gas killed 90,000 soldiers, prompting the Geneva Protocol of 1925, among the first international treaties banning chemical weapons in war.

PIN: SEU440

$ 950.00

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