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Greetings Card : Smoke hood, 1880s C017 / 6875

Smoke hood, 1880s C017  /  6875




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Smoke hood, 1880s C017 / 6875

Smoke hood. 19th-century artwork of a smoke hood used by workers such as firemen to prevent asphyxiation by smoke. This design dates from 1880. The wood engraving is from circa 1888

Science Photo Library features Science and Medical images including photos and illustrations

Media ID 9341997

© BILDAGENTUR-ONLINE/TH FOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

1880 1888 Apparatus Breathing Apparatus Demonstrate Demonstrating Device Health And Safety Preventative Prevention Protective Worker Air Supply Asphyxiation Fireman


Greetings Card (A5)

Step back in time with our captivating selection from the Media Storehouse Greetings Cards range. This vintage design features an intriguing 1880s smoke hood image, taken from the extensive archives of BILDAGENTUR-ONLINE/TH FOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. This beautifully detailed wood engraving, dating from circa 1888, offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. Perfect for history enthusiasts or those with a love for the unusual, this smoke hood design makes for a unique and thoughtful greeting card that is sure to impress.

Create your own greetings card. Size when folded is A5 (14.5x21cm or 5.7x8.3 inches)

Greetings Cards suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Thank You and much more

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 14.5cm x 21cm (5.7" x 8.3")

Estimated Product Size is 29cm x 21cm (11.4" x 8.3")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a remarkable piece of 19th-century technology - the smoke hood. Designed in 1880, this ingenious apparatus was used by workers, particularly firemen, to safeguard themselves from the perils of smoke inhalation. The wood engraving featured in this artwork is believed to be from around 1888. Intriguingly demonstrating its functionality, a Caucasian male can be seen wearing the protective device with utmost seriousness. This historical illustration serves as a testament to human ingenuity and technological advancements during that era. The smoke hood's purpose was simple yet vital - preventing asphyxiation caused by inhaling toxic fumes while working in hazardous environments. As occupational safety became increasingly important, this preventative measure played an essential role in ensuring worker well-being. This monochrome image not only captures a significant moment in history but also highlights the importance of health and safety equipment throughout time. It symbolizes how individuals have consistently strived to protect themselves against potential dangers encountered on their professional journeys. As we gaze upon this mesmerizing photograph print, we are reminded of the progress made over centuries in creating innovative solutions for preserving human life amidst challenging circumstances.

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