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Object Name newspaper clipping 
Object Type typographic 
Title Spanish Influenza 
Artist/Maker Name      
Description Newspaper clipping 
Narrative The Spanish flu ravaged Europe and North America towards the end of the war. Montgomery notes in her journal that local people began to get nervous about contracting the virus in October, 1918, and she herself became sick that fall. The pandemic claimed more than twice the number of lives claimed by the First World War. Montgomery's beloved cousin and friend, Frederica Campbell, died of the influenza in January, 1919, as did her brother George and nephew Georgie in 1918. 
Date Circa 1918-01-01 
Source McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph 
Material newsprint
Digital image ID r1_75_D.jpg 
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