(“Double Take” by Stan Payne, May 15, 1954. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10550.)

Caption under photo: “Eight-year-old Brian Byers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Byers of 2614 Beacon St., peers quizzically at two models in the chemical section of the military display at Camp Carson Saturday during the Armed Forces Day open house. The “life” model at the left is Pvt. Howard Sorter, Jr., who, along with the dummy, is wearing clothing impregnated to give protection against blister gas. The two models are giving a mock test for the gas.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on May 16, 1954, page 1.

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