The source labels this as Sydney Oddities, which I think refers to a collection of odd images by the photographer Ray Olsen. Mannequins are creepy and uncanny, so very fitting.
This photo was taken some time between 1910 and 1925. The creator is unknown. Who would had known a flower x-ray could be so lovely.
“After X-rays were discovered in 1895, they soon came to be applied in photography. X-radiographs made visible what was concealed to the human eye. They served primarily useful purposes, such as revealing fractures. This photograph, however, was probably taken simply for its sheer beauty. The petals hardly absorbed the X-rays, which is why they look so transparent and ethereal in the photograph.” – Image description.
Makes me wonder how many other flower x-rays are out there! Might have to do a bit of digging for more.
“A sample of Penicillium mould presented by Alexander Fleming to Douglas Macleod, 1935.
The British biologist and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming gave this sample of the mould Penicillium notatum to a colleague at St Mary’s Hospital, London, in 1935.
Seven years earlier, Fleming had discovered by chance that this species of mould produces a substance he called ‘Penicillin’ that was found to have powerful antibiotic properties. This sample marks penicillin’s transition from an interesting phenomenon to a potential drug.”
Image is from the Science Museum Group, © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London – under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence.
These are a few of the sheet music covers that André De Takacs did that I found funny(mostly the titles). He also did various questionable covers, so I wouldn’t look into his other works unless you are not easily offended.
All images are under Public Domain License.
Silver gelatin photograph of taken in 1941, which I have nicknamed “Gas Mask Fear”. From the Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria. The photographer is unknown. The background is unknown. The fear is unknown.