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Spooky Day #2

Pumpkins have started spreading their doctrine. The heads of non-believers will be used as decorative warnings to stay faithful.

Woodruff House. Bizarre Halloween Postcard, 1901. Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)

“Creature from the Haunted Sea is a 1961 horror comedy film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a parody of spy, gangster, and monster movies (mostly Creature from the Black Lagoon)” – Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)

Griffith, Charles B. Creature from the Haunted Sea, 1961. Internet Archive, public domain.

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Beggars (1915)

I usually avoid sharing sad things within archives, but some images sometimes compel me.

Bain News Service. Beggar & Beggar’s Dog, 1915. Library of Congress, public domain.

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Swallowed Trinkets (1933)

There are X-Rays of trinkets children swallowed.

During the Great Depression, candy with a “prize” inside – usually a coin or a lead trinket – was very popular. However, they could be deadly when swallowed by small children. These photos taken by Dr. Chevalier Jackson, a pioneering laryngologist, helped convince Congress to approve a provision in the 1933 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act still in force today, which prohibits the sale of trinkets embedded in confections.

– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Jackson, Dr. Chevalier. X-Ray of Trinket Swallowed by a Child, 1933. United States Food and Drug Administration, public domain.

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Don’t Go To Bed With A Malaria Mosquitos (1944)

I guess going to bed with non-malaria mosquitos is okay.

United States Government Printing Office. Don’t go to bed with a malaria mosquito, 1944. National Library of Medicine, public domain.

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The Spiral (1900)

This might seem mild for today’s audiences, but in the 1900s – it was quite the thrill to watch! This performance was part of Loyd’s Circus.

Spiral, 1900. National Library of Ireland, public domain.

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The Elephant’s Head

This is an anatomy illustration of the inside of an Indian elephant.

Vesti, Johan Erik & Simon, Paulli. The Elephant’s head, 1908-1925. Biodiversity Heritage Library, public domain.

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Dog for Sale!

First come first serve. He is very playful and potty trained. Kids and other animals are fine, he isn’t a picky eater. No low balling on the price, I know what I have.

Larkin, Clarence. The Beast, 1919. Internet Archive Book Images, public domain.

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Woman Posed As Sphinx (1910)

There is no context available, which is just the way I like it.

Simon, Dr. W. Woman posed as sphinx, 1910. George Eastman Museum, public domain.

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A Glass of Whiskey (1913)

Unknown women with a unique style and a random collection of mini chairs.

Bellocq, Ernest James. Portrait of an unknown prostitute with a glass of whiskey, 1913. Rijksmuseum, public domain.