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The Man Behind the Mask

Originally posted by pigshitpoet at The Man Behind the Mask
Masks Through the Ages

Originally posted by b_picture at 10 самых жутких способов спрятать лицо

Ever since man invented clothes, he's always tried to cover his face for reasons that were different on each occasion, from functional or utilitarian, joyful celebration and story telling to mocking and even funny. Today, some of these masks cannot be looked at without the unpleasant sense of fear invoked by their purpose and sometimes by their appearance.

The Plague Mask

This mask, together with the rest of the equally terrifying Doctors of the plague, was developed in Paris in 1619. The long beak served as a reservoir for aromatic herbs and flowers, as people believed that the disease spread through the unpleasant smells of decaying flesh, considered ubiquitous in the air.

Samurai Mask

So-called "Menpo", or simply masked for protection, the samurai covered the face immediately before the clash. In addition to its main function, it also played a supporting role for a rather heavy warrior helmet.

The mask of the tank of the First World War

The first time, such masks were used by the British Army in the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, their task was to protect the face of the tank, in which shrapnel and rikoshetivshie fragments were flying through grenade in the amor. Today they might invoke fear of aggression, such as a bank robbery?

Murmillo Mask

One of the most well-armed gladiators in ancient Rome was the Murmillony, who had an impounding helmet in his 15-kilogram outfit. His distinctive feature was large slots for the eyes, protected by a large grid, which did not cause fatal blows of facial injury from the Trident or the sword.

Halter for Witches

One form of public punishment for women in England and Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries was the wearing of a mask similar to curb language. This volume control was meant for noisy and disruptive behaviour, sometimes even suspected as witches, but apparently not enough to send them to the bonfire.

Bag Hood

This method of concealing a person was used in one of Australia's best-known prisons, Commissioner in Melbourne from 1842 to 1929. The most dangerous criminals were held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, and during sentries in the yard were taken in hoods of crude tissue, having them to communicate with each other. In the past century in America it is a symbol of white supremacist violence of colour against race.

The mask for the Dirt Eater

Mud to sacrifice your life or kill yourself, for slaves from Africa was a common practice. The owners with the money did not think anything better than putting on a rebel mask that prevented the handfuls from eating the earth.

You Mean, Like, The Mickey Mouse?

Fearing the onset of massive gas attacks after Pearl Harbor, the American military unexpectedly discovered that the Antigas masks for adult children were enormous. When you created a reduced version of protection with Disney resolution, you took the image of the cult personality of Mickey Mouse. The only batch of 1000 samples, each of which was to play the game element in the defense process, is now disassembled as one of the most terrifying interpretations of mouse. Disney went on to create a television show of mousey ear gear for kids called the Musketeers. M-i-c-k-e-y-m-o-u-s-e...

Early 20th century Halloween masks

Before rubber and plastic had taken over the market, in preparation for Halloween all people did not go to specialized departments in the supermarket, but made their own costumes with masks. Some of these creatures from the 1900s look really scary, especially in the midst of cautious versions today, the epitome of which might be the hockey mask from Texas Chainsaw Massacre which conveniently catches spatter of blood as the chainsaw does its evil or Jason from Hallowe'en, which may have given jock sports a bad name.


These completely black masks, in which it was very difficult to speak, women of the 16th century were worn on a completely voluntary approach. The objective of this "guise" was to protect a person's white skin from the sunlight that gave her plebeian tan.

Tom Cruise Eyes Wide Shut
Mask Shops Venice

Portrayed in the movie Eyes Wide Shut, the ballroom mask, to create a sense anonymity and allure, just stop in at this mask shop in Venice for the latest fashion


Guy Fawkes mask
The Guy Fawkes mask

This is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot. The plot was an attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London on 5 November 1605, in order to restore a Catholic head of state. The use of a mask on an effigy has long roots as part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations. A stylised portrayal of a face with an oversized smile and red cheeks, a wide moustache upturned at both ends, and a thin vertical pointed beard, designed by illustrator David Lloyd, came to represent broader protest after it was used as a major plot element in V for Vendetta, published in 1982, and its 2005 film adaptation. After appearing in Internet forums, the mask became a well-known symbol for the online hacktivist group Anonymous, used in Project Chanology, the Occupy movement, and other anti-government and anti-establishment protests around the world.
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