Now, as a horror writer and a fan of horror, I remotely get scared. Let’s face it, majority of the illusions we conjure up in our minds are of that, in our minds. Unfortunately, there are those minuscule chances where I do get a little frightened. Not of the fictitious characters, but of those of reality. It doesn’t help listening to some Dean Martin alone when you’re viewing these photos that I’m about to present to you. But, if that’s what thrills you, then by all means have a go. Here are 29 vintage photos that are of this world:
29. An Iron Lung Ward that treats children with polio (1930)
28. Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at a wax museum in London (1930)
27. Max Scheck sitting between takes during the shooting of ‘Nosferatu’ (1922)
26. Two women wearing bird masks having a conversation.
25. Hells Cafe in Paris, which eventually shut down.
24. A vintage Halloween costume (1910)
23. Two workers fixing a Disney animatronics.
22. A Mickey Mouse has mask, which was supposed to appeal to children….
21. An early family portait…..a very creepy one at that…..
20. Myrtle Corbin, who was born in 1868 with an extra pelvis.
19. Two clowns visiting a little girl in the hospital (1950)
18. The 1920’s version of “planking”
17. Two parents posing with their dead daughter in the middle.
16. A young girl who was raised in a concentration camp, drawing a picture of “home”. (1948)
15. American troops in Brewster body armor (1917)
14. Katharine Detzel, who was a mental patient, made her own man out of the straw from her bed (1910)
13. The Isolator, a hood that shut out all sound (1925)
12. Children on Halloween
11. Santa Claus, before he became jolly Saint Nick…..
10. A nurse and a new-born pose in their gas masks (1940)
9. A soldier gives the 1000 yard stare.
8. An early steam train after an explosion.
7. Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuting a man’s face in order to study facial muscles.
6. Mickey Mouse club meeting.
5. Halloween costumes for those of the less fortunate.
4. Two patrons at the Rothschild “Illuminati” party (1972)
3. Ella Harper, who suffered from a disorder that weakens the knees, was known as Camel Girl.
2. A Navajo dressed as a Nayenezgani spirit.
1. Ventriloquist Jules Vernon with his family of puppets.
Some of you may look at this as art, while some of you may not sleep tonight. Overall, that’s the unforeseeable nature of horror.