Children on bicycles, wearing gas masks.

Made:
c. 1940 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

Children playing on bicycles, wearing their gas masks A photograph of children playing on bicycles, wearing their gas masks, taken in about 1940

A photograph of children playing on bicycles wearing their gas masks, taken around 1940 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.

Due to the threat of poison gas attack, gas masks were issued by the government to every person in the United Kingdom, with specially designed respirators provided for babies.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/10699
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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