Manicure with gas masks

Even in the middle of a gas attack, nails still need to be manicured.

Honolulu Advertiser - Nov 13, 1938

Compare this to the gas mask for typists we posted about a few months ago. Also the gas-proof pram. And the London chorus girl with gas mask. It was all part of the effort to reassure the public, during the 1930s, that poison gas attacks wouldn't interrupt everyday life.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jul 07, 2021
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | War | 1930s

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