From Facebook friend Aaron Higgins:
Howdy all! I am inquiring for a friend on a job that is being filmed in California. I was curious if anyone had any idea where I might go about finding an authentic pair of World War I era prosthetic legs?
Any leads are appreciated! Thanks!
Aaron, here’s a possible lead:
The Dittrick Medical History Center in Cleveland, Ohio, also has links on its website that might be helpful.
Here’s a selection of prosthetic legs from the war era — unfortunately for your friend, this is a contemporaneous photo from the Imperial War Museum and not a source of limbs:
And here’s a photo — one of the saddest photos I have ever seen — of a young fellow who needed a pair of WWI-ear prosthetic legs: