Plagues, Wars, and Despair

Plague Mask Detail
Detail of a photograph of Mark Hagenbuch wearing a plague mask

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5 Responses

  1. Dave+Hagenbuch says:

    Thanks for another interesting installment. Keep up the hard work. Stay safe .. be careful. I don’t think Walmart will let us in the store with a mask like that.

  2. Jean Mclane says:

    I have always wondered how my ancestors financed their passage to North America. Andreas no doubt faced great challenges in managing this during the post-war depression you have described.

  3. Bob Carl says:

    Fascinating. I would add that 50 years before the French invasion of southern Germany, there was the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) which killed about 1/3 of all Germans. A future in the new world must have looked very appealing to brave young men like Andreas Hagenbuch.

    • Mark Hagenbuch says:

      Thanks for the reminder, Bob. You are exactly correct and I have used that information in my next article on the geography of that area during the 17th and 18th centuries. Stay well. Mark

  4. Dorothy Carl says:

    Thank for this interesting article. I love knowing that you in in contact with our German distant cousins!

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