A Black Leather.bird mask.  Why is it scary?  It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason.  During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants.  Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly.  In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

Plague Doctor Hat in Black Leather

A Black Leather.bird mask. Why is it scary? It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason. During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants. Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly. In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod"

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

How to Make a plague dr. mask. You could modify this for comedia or a super hero. #DIY #Halloween.

Plague Doctor Mask

How to Make a plague dr. mask. You could modify this for comedia or a super hero. #DIY #Halloween.

#Infographic: A Guide to Venetian Masks #mardigras                              …

Infographic: A Guide to Venetian Masks

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod"

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask in black "Ichabod" by TomBanwell on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/78161736/steampunk-plague-doctor-mask-in-black

The Maschera Dello Speziale venetian plague doctor mask by divamp, $225.00

Zanni mask , plague doctor mask with beak masquerade steampunk mask

The Maschera Dello Speziale venetian plague doctor mask by divamp, $225.00

Arcane Steampunk/victorian LED plague doctor mask by TwoHornsUnited on DeviantArt

Arcane Steampunk/victorian LED plague doctor mask by TwoHornsUnited on DeviantArt

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