|Photo source: https://www.wunc.org/post/what-have-we-learned-flu-pandemic-1918|
|Detail of cartoon featured in October 1919 issue of the Health Bulletin.|
|This Red Cross veil, from Wilmington, NC, was worn in 1918 during the WW1 flu pandemic that killed over 600,000 Americans.|
Addendum: I remembered, after posting this, that my paternal grandparents, Anna/Annie GREEN and Calvin YARBOROUGH had gotten married in 1919, so I took a look back to see what date that had occured on. Sure enough, their nuptials took place on February 23, 1919, right in the middle of the influenza pandemic. Interesting. Perhaps that accounts for why they were married at the home of the Baptist minister, instead of at the church, although that was not an uncommon thing to do at the time. But, maybe, just maybe it was because of the pandemic.
McKown, Harry, "October 1918 -- North Carolina and the 'Blue Death'," This Month in North Carolina History, October 2008.
Stasio, Frank and Magnus, Amanda, "What Have We Learned from the Flu Pandemic of 1918?, " WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio Program, "The State of Things," accessed online March 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. https://www.wunc.org/post/what-have-we-learned-flu-pandemic-1918