24.10.13

Ghastly, grim and ancient..




It's October, which means it's our favorite time of year-- the haunting season.



Here are some spooky findings from days gone by...
(Some photos may be best suited for the brave of heart... 
or mature of eye.)

{ above:  Victorian Batman. }
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{ above:  Some Victorian photographers liked to offer "headless" photos. }
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{ two cats embrace on a 1920s postcard. }
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{ dangerous curves ahead:  Mae West in one of her costumes. }
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Atelier Manassè ,ca.1930 }
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{ batgirl in the 1930s }
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{ after the famous 1930s fire at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London. }
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{ behind the scenes on the set of Frankenstein, 1930s. }
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{ President John F. Kennedy greets trick-or-treaters in the Oval Office; early 1960s. }
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 { a contemporary Druid in England, circa late 1960s. }
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{ First Lady Betty Ford sets up a Halloween prank in the White House to surprise her husband; 1974. }
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{ 'Lady with a Crow'; contemporary photo by Efimov Bros. }
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{ photo by  Juna Helminer. }
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{ some things are not what they seem... like this photo by liammm. }

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