Sculptress changes the lives of World War I veterans by “restoring” their faces

World War I brought out the best and the worst of humanity. The people involved were remembered for the terror they brought, or for the compassion they demonstrated. One of the most remembered for her kindness was Anna Coleman Watts Ladd, an American sculptress who moved to France with her husband in 1917.

In that country, she was introduced to Francis Derwent Wood, a sculptor who created a shop called “Tin Noses Shop” that helped soldiers. Wood created face masks for disfigured warriors of World War I, giving them a new chance in life. Inspired by his work, Ladd created her own “Studio for Portrait-Masks,” where she created realistic masks to help needy soldiers. Needless to say, her work has changed the lives of many people.

Here are some pictures of this woman’s inspiring work below.

Masks for disfigured soldiers
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An incredible job that restored the soldiers’ self-esteem at a time when medicine was poorly evolved. Share if you think what this sculptress did was commendable!

Source: Bored Panda

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