Vintage Oddities...

Collection by Karen Williams


...and Hijinks

Karen Williams
Legend has it that George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, traitorous brother of Edward IV (and Richard III) was executed by being immersed in a barrel of Malmsey wine. Lancaster, Elisabeth I, Tudor Era, Plantagenet, Wars Of The Roses, Richard Iii, In Vino Veritas, Medieval Times, Interesting History

In 1478...

George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, was to be executed. His request? To be drowned in a barrel of wine.

Siberian Bear-hunting armour, from Retronaut: image by Malcolm Kirk has some thoughts on the above image: This Siberian bear-hunting suit from the turns you into a human blowfish … Hunting Suit, Bear Hunting, Coyote Hunting, Pheasant Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Archery Hunting, Foto Real, Bizarre, Body Armor

This Siberian bear-hunting suit from the 1800s turns you into a human blowfish

We've seen some deranged vintage body armor before, but nothing as gutsy as this costume, which transformed the wearer into a 19th-century Pinhead. A commenter on the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation message boards had this to say about such a suit in 1998 (we're assuming this description refers to this particular regalia):

Ouija Board: Harmless toy or portal to Hell? Read the history of the Ouija Board. Dark Side, Casa Halloween, Halloween Pics, Halloween Party, Evil Children, Haunted Places, Haunted Houses, Interesting History, Ghost Stories

Ouija Board History: The Most Dreaded Toy Ever Made

The Ouija Board began as a harmless parlor game in 1890. What happened over the years to cause the mere mention of the talking board to invoke instant dread?

"The Knife Thrower" Sergio Martinez Cifuentes Dark Circus, Circus Art, Circus Theme, Vintage Circus Performers, Vintage Circus Costume, Vintage Circus Posters, Circus Birthday, The Circus, Circus Acrobat

Circus Inspiration

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Vintage Bayer Pharmaceutical Heroin Apothecary Aspirin Label by OrganicBotanics


Ads, illustrations, and photographs of a vintage or antiquated nature that make you just a tad bit confused/alarmed/amused.

Steep Street - Host Street to Griffin Lane -road line altered and became Colston Street. 1871 Joseph Dann chimney sweeper Edward Robins umbrella maker John Murphy newsagent Rosamond Holloway marine stores John Weeks boot make Victorian London, Victorian Life, Vintage London, Victorian Street, London History, British History, Asian History, Tudor History, Antique Photos

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street

Steep Street - Host Street to Griffin Lane -road line altered and became Colston Street. 1871 Joseph Dann, chimney sweeper Edward Robins, umbrella maker John Murphy, newsagent Rosamond Holloway, marine stores John Weeks, boot maker This picture by Frost & Read of Steep Street curving away to the right was recorded five years before it was demolished and replaced by Colston street but on a different realignment.

Unflattering portrait or morbidly homely monarch? Luca Giordano, King Charles II of Spain, Roi Charles, King Charles, Die Habsburger, Medical History, Portraits, Interesting History, Interesting Facts, World History, Uk History

The Habsburg Jaw and Other Royal Inbreeding Deformities

Those wacky royals are always up to something. Unfortunately, in past centuries, that something also included inbreeding. Find out what kinds of conditions a shallow gene pool caused in royalty.

Maria Luisa de Orleans, Queen of Spain wife of D. Carlos II, by Jose Garcia Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, European History, Art History, Jose Garcia, Henrietta Maria, Ludwig Xiv, 17th Century Fashion, Spanish Royalty

History of Appreciation of Pearls by the monarchies of Spain

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This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone. Memento Mori, Paranormal, Photo Halloween, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Creepy Pictures, Scary Photos, After Life, Historical Photos

This has got to be one of the strangest post mortem photograph I have come across because it appears that the subjects have been dead for some time. Photoshop ? what do you think?

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vintage everyday: Awesome Pictures of Long Beards in the Past That You Have Rarely Seen Today

Healthy dose of history.

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Herbert List - Catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery. Herbert List, Jean Arp, Bizarre Stories, Danse Macabre, Cemetery Art, Weird World, Religion, Memento Mori, Old Photos

Catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery, Sicily, 1939.[558x704]NSFW

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