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A child wearing a so-called Mickey Mouse gas mask during World War Two. I’ve never seen anything resemble Mickey Mouse less. They were red to make it more attractive to children but children aren’t stupid. This one is far more convincing:

I could be wrong but the impression I get is that the top picture was of a European unofficial Mickey Mouse gas mask whilst the second picture was genuinely designed by Disney when war broke out in the USA.

A child wearing a so-called Mickey Mouse gas mask during World War Two. I’ve never seen anything resemble Mickey Mouse less. They were red to make it more attractive to children but children aren’t stupid. This one is far more convincing:

I could be wrong but the impression I get is that the top picture was of a European unofficial Mickey Mouse gas mask whilst the second picture was genuinely designed by Disney when war broke out in the USA.