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French soldier whose face was mutilated in World War I, being fitted with a mask made at the American Red Cross studio of Anna Coleman Ladd (1918). Ladd’s services earned her the Légion d'Honneur Croix de Chevalier and the Serbian Order of Saint Sava.

WWI’s “Tin Noses Shop” – The Art of Early Facial Prosthetics

A 1918 film, “Men With Broken Faces”. It shows Anna Coleman Ladd and Francis Derwent Wood working in their Paris studio with WWI soldiers. It shows the effects of war and can be a bit disturbing to watch.

Anna Coleman Ladd making masks worn by French soldiers with mutilated faces, 1918