• Created Date
  • 1918
  • Description
  • The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 began in Spain and quickly moved across Europe and North America. The Pandemic reached Seattle in September 1918. By the end of September the flu was epidemic in Seattle. The Health Commissioner ordered the closure of places of public assembly including theaters, churches, and schools on October 5, 1918 in order to curb the spread of the disease. The closure continued until November 12, 1918. After the Armistice ... more
    The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 began in Spain and quickly moved across Europe and North America. The Pandemic reached Seattle in September 1918. By the end of September the flu was epidemic in Seattle. The Health Commissioner ordered the closure of places of public assembly including theaters, churches, and schools on October 5, 1918 in order to curb the spread of the disease. The closure continued until November 12, 1918. After the Armistice ended the First World War, the populace of Seattle demanded the reopening of theaters. However, the Influenza Pandemic would not die out until January 1920. less
  • Format
  • Pamphlet
    25 x 15 cm
    Scanned from original text at 250 dpi in JPEG format and resized to 1200 to 1800 ppi horizontal. Saved at compression rate 5. 2014
    4] p.: illustrations