For people who haven’t seen Boardwalk Empire, this image is probably a bit confusing.
Richard Harrow was a man who lost half of his face from an explosion in WWI, and was given a “mask” to cover the damage. Richard is one of my favorite fictional characters – he’s incredibly complex and sympathetic, but also kind of scary.
I definitely recommend watching Boardwalk Empire if you get a chance, especially if you like shows set in different eras. It has great set and costume design, great acting and very interesting characters. It also has Steve Buscemi, and who can say no to that?