Some people shine a beautiful, bright light in this world.
World War I was full of tragic losses and bright spots in humanity. The weapons used then were different, but they still caused horrific injuries. Brave soldiers came back from war disfigured, but there weren't many options back then to help them live a seemingly normal life. Opinions from others were different back then too, so many of the returning men were concerned about public perception about their injuries.
Thankfully there are wonderful people in this world. Francis Derwent Wood, whose occupation was a sculptor, opened the "Tin Noses Shop" that created face masks for WWI soldiers who returned from war disfigured. An American woman, Anna Coleman Watts Ladd, who was also a sculptor, moved to France around that time in 1917 with her husband. She was inspired by Wood's work and opened her own business, "Studio for Portrait-Masks".