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Weird/bizarre Victorian Christmas Cards
Old Photos of Vienna and other images I use for my new novel
Dora Kallmus Photographs
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Weird/bizarre Victorian Christmas Cards

24 Bizarre Vintage Images That Will Creep You Out

24 Bizarre Vintage Images That Will Creep You Out

Unexplainable photos that will give you the chills!

Yes, Happy Christmas and don't cry whilst I beat your bottom raw. Blimey! This is a weird and somewhat horrible xmas greeting. Vintage St. Nicholas Day Krampus postcard

Gruss vom Krampus II

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine ...

Vintage Creepy Christmas

Vintage Creepy Christmas

gah! creepy scary santa claus ... pinecone ... doing bad things

Santa looks like a Pine Cone

Divided Back Postcard Santa looks like a Pine Cone Santa Claus

vintage Christmas--I don't know how I feel about this. Santa *takes* naughty children away? Hmmm...!

Visions of Santa

Yes, Virginia, before Haddon Sundblom's portrayal of Santa, Santa was almost never rendered the same twice. Every artist had their own vision, and some were rather . . . peculiar. Some were come hither . . . Some were grandfatherly . . . Some were gaunt . . . Some were color blind . . . Some were from the land of Oz . . . Some from the holy land . . . Some came from deep in the forest . . . Some were kindly old eccentrics . . . Some were definitely from the far north . . . Some, Yoda-like…

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like a dead robin. Yeuk!

57 Victorian Christmas Cards That Are As Creepy As Those Times Themselves

If you think holidays are weird these days, then you clearly haven't seen these 19th-century Victorian era Christmas cards that were just as creepy as those times themselves.

A Merry Christmas To You

A Merry Christmas To You

If you think holidays are weird these days, then you clearly haven't seen these 19th-century Victorian era Christmas cards that were just as creepy as those times themselves.

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Old Photos of Vienna and other images I use for my new novel

These Vintage Photos From Circus Sideshows Are the Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of | 22 Words

These Vintage Photos From Circus Sideshows Are the Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of | 22 Words

Coffee House in Prater. Cafe- Restaurant by Rudolf Schneider. Entrance with the view on chestnut wood Guest garden. Photography. Around 1900. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Wien: Zweites Kaffeehaus im Prater. Cafe- Restaurant von Rudolf Schneider. Eingangsbereich mit Blick in den von Kastanienbaeumen bestandenen Gastgarten. Photographie. Um 1900.]

Coffee House in Prater. Cafe- Restaurant by Rudolf Schneider....

Coffee House in Prater. Cafe- Restaurant by Rudolf Schneider. Entrance with the view on chestnut wood Guest garden. Photography. Around 1900. [Wien: Zweites Kaffeehaus im Prater. Cafe- Restaurant von...

A peep into time and life of 1800's through some rare fascinating images

2037 votes and 129728 views on Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Sacher Wien | Famoushotels.org

Sacher Wien

Wherever you travel, there is one of the most famous hotels in the world waiting for you — and we have told its story. The leading Library of Hospitality, established 1986. Over 450 hand picked famous hotels listed. Historic hotels as part of our cultural heritage and keepers of hospitality traditions. Readers travel in the footsteps of the world’s greatest globetrotters and enjoy luxurious hospitality in the grand tradition. This is the home of books from The Most Famous Hotels in the…

vintage everyday: Extraordinary Vintage Photos of Viennese Daily Life from between the 1900s and 1910s

Extraordinary Candid Vintage Photographs That Capture Street Scenes of Vienna, Austria From the 1900s and 1910s

Emil Mayer was a Viennese photographer who did most of his work with a hand-camera on the streets of Vienna around the 1910s. Although he wa...

Wienerriesenrad

Wiener Riesenrad - Seit 1897

Wer Wien besucht, der hat ein umfangreiches Kunst- und Kulturprogramm vor sich. Eine Fahrt mit dem Wiener Riesenrad, dem weithin sichtbaren Wahrzeichen Wiens…

News Photo : Celebration on ice in Vienna on the evening of...

Celebration on ice in Vienna on the evening of January 28, Vienna,...

Celebration on ice in Vienna on the evening of January 28, Vienna, Austria, engraving from a drawing by Gause, from L'Illustrazione Italiana, No 8, February 20, 1887.

Serpentina (1908-?) The Serpent Lady Serpentina was born with no bones in her body besides her skull and a few in her arms.

Serpentina (1908-?) The Serpent Lady Serpentina was born with no bones in her body besides her skull and a few in her arms. (picture postcard)

Serpentina (1908-?) The Serpent Lady Serpentina was born with no bones in her body besides her skull and a few in her arms. (picture postcard) by julekinz on Indulgy.com

1897 cabinet card of Stephan Bibrowski, better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was likely due to a rare condition called hypertrichosis.

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Stephan Bibrowsky (1890-1932), aka Lionel the Lion-Faced Boy/Man.

Robert Huddleston and Ella Harper | 16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

Robert Huddleston and Ella Harper

Robert Huddleston and Ella Harper, AKA Pony Boy and Camel Girl, were sideshow performers with unusual posture who found success in the sideshow circuit, albeit 50 years apart. Robert grew up on a farm before spending decades in the circus, and eventually retired to California where he spent his later years restoring cars and raising rabbits. He died in 1970. Ella performed in circuses in the late 1800s, intending to quit after she raised enough money to go to school. It appears that she…

Prince Randian or Prince Rardion , also known as The Snake Man, The Living Torso, The Human Caterpillar and a variety of other names was an American performer with Tetra-Amelia Syndrome and a famous limbless sideshow performer.

Carnival Sideshow Freaks – 19th Century

Prince Randian or Prince Rardion , also known as The Snake Man, The Living Torso, The Human Caterpillar and a variety of other names was an American performer with Tetra-Amelia Syndrome and a famous limbless sideshow performer.

Mary Jones, who performed as Alar The Human Arrow, photographed in New York in 1897, Just before she had her near fatal accident, when the giant crossbow malfunctioned [sic].

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Mary Jones

They're pictured above in 1925

Stars of 19th century Freak Shows in the US are revealed in photos

Black-and-white photographs of the performers show 'Aztec' children, obese boxing sisters and dozens of others made famous in the 'freak show' circuit in the 19th Century.

Female Acrobats

Female acrobats

Female acrobats.

circus knife thrower 1890s

1970s – My Artsy Odyssey

Posts about 1970s written by Elizabeth Malyon (née Safran)

Portrait of a bearded woman.

FLASH & FOOTLE

sisterwolf: “ Portrait of a Bearded Woman ”

Burnéd Shoés

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Jolly Trixie cabinet card 1900

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'Jolly Trixie' early 1900s

Mrs. Van Buren, Insp. Ladies in Trailing Dresses with Peach Basket Hats (5)

Turn of the century fashion: The splendorous trend styles of the Edwardian era

The Edwardian era was once elegantly described as, a "leisurely time when women wore picture hats and did not vote, when the rich were not ashamed to live

The Bearded Lady  Annie Jones (c. 1860 – 1902) was an American bearded woman, born in Virginia. She toured with showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction. It is unconfirmed if this was a case of hirsutism or an unrelated genetic condition that affects children of both sexes and continues into adult years.

Rare Photos and the Story of Annie Jones, the Most Celebrated Bearded Lady of the Victorian Era

Annie Jones (c. 1860 – 1902) was an American bearded woman, born in Virginia. She toured with showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction. It is unconfirmed if this was a case of hirsutism or an unrelated genetic condition that affects children of both sexes and continues into adult years. (Wikipedia)

Strange Biology

Strange Biology

The talent at the freakshows. Frances O’ Connor, “The Living Venus de Milo.” Rosa and Josepha Blazek, “The Bohemian Twins” Prince Randian, “The Human Caterpillar/Torso” Laloo, “The Handsome, Happy,...

Knife throwing

Knife throwing

Straßenmusikanten um 1900 Wien | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Straßenmusikanten um 1900 Wien

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Prater 1908, Vienna

Prater 1908, Vienna

Cirque Du Freak poster, gothic poster, circus poster, carnival poster, freakshow, A3 poster, unframed: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

Cirque Du Freak poster, gothic poster, circus poster, carnival poster, freakshow, A3 poster, unframed

Buy Cirque Du Freak poster, gothic poster, circus poster, carnival poster, freakshow, A3 poster, unframed at Amazon UK. Free delivery on eligible orders.

Vintage Circus

Attire Club Mood Board: Vintage Circus – Attire Club by Fraquoh and Franchomme

The circus is one of the strange parts of performance culture and culture in general. It is something that has always drawn people, as it offered a unique world

1910 Fotografien von Wien zwischen 1850 und 1930. Fotos und Lithographien der kaiserlichen Hauptstadt. Entdecken Sie die im Bau befindliche Ringstraße. Die schönste Rundstraße der Welt. Mit der Editraum Stiftung. www.editraum.li - Spezialist für Wiener Geschichte und Musik - Ausstellungen, Konzerte und Konferenzen - www.editraum.li - Stifter: Frantz WOUILLOZ-BOUTROIS – Endecken Sie EDITRAUM STIFTUNG mit : www.editraum.li

1910 Fotografien von Wien zwischen 1850 und 1930. Fotos und Lithographien der kaiserlichen Hauptstadt. Entdecken Sie die im Bau befindliche Ringstraße. Die schönste Rundstraße der Welt. Mit der Editraum Stiftung. www.editraum.li - Spezialist für Wiener Geschichte und Musik - Ausstellungen, Konzerte und Konferenzen - www.editraum.li - Stifter: Frantz WOUILLOZ-BOUTROIS – Endecken Sie EDITRAUM STIFTUNG mit : www.editraum.li

Untitled (knife thrower Signor Arcaris & sister Miss Rose Arcaris)

Title: Untitled (knife thrower Signor Arcaris & sister Miss Rose Arcaris) Artist: Gardner Artist Bio: American photography studio, active late 19th - early 20th century Creation Date: c. 1900 Process: Cabinet card Credit Line: Gift of Stephen White Accession Number: 1983.073.011

How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground. ~ J. D. Salinger

Elves and Enchantments

Flower seller before the opera,  Vienna 1890 ______________________________ Blumenverkäuferin vor der Oper @ Wien Museum

Flower seller before the opera, Vienna 1890 ______________________________ Blumenverkäuferin vor der Oper @ Wien Museum

Emil Mayer was a Viennese photographer who did most of his work with a hand-camera on the streets of Vienna around the 1910s. Although he wa...

Extraordinary Candid Vintage Photographs That Capture Street Scenes of Vienna, Austria From the 1900s and 1910s

Emil Mayer was a Viennese photographer who did most of his work with a hand-camera on the streets of Vienna around the 1910s. Although he wa...

Manders Menagerie. Photo courtesy of the Arthur J Fenwick Collection of circus material, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Fascinating Photos of Mid-Century Carnival Life

Fans of HBO’s short-lived period drama Carnivale will likely appreciate these vintage black and white gems that were recently unearthed by Retronaut. In the photos of UK circus caravans, we m…

All sizes | Wien Graben 1900 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Wien Graben 1900

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Gustav Mahler doing yardwork.

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Gustav Mahler doing yardwork.

Heumarkt Vienna 1903

Heumarkt Vienna 1903

Wien 1, Pestsäule | Stauda, August

Wien 1, Pestsäule

Graben: Gesamtaufnahme schräg, etwa von Einmündung der Dorotheergasse Richtung Graben 28.

Johannes Brahms, Apartment Karlsgasse Wien

Johannes Brahms, Apartment Karlsgasse Wien

Vienna Museumstraße 1905

Vienna Museumstraße 1905

Vienna Prater 1900, Magic Theater

Vienna Prater 1900, Magic Theater

Jesuitenwiese, Zirkus Kludsky, um 1900

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Dora Kallmus Photographs

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historical victorian mystery fiction book cover images - Google Search

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Crow Bones: Curious tales of magic, dark humour, love, horror and hope.

Crow Bones: Curious tales of magic, dark humour, love, horror and hope. - Kindle edition by McDonagh, Nicola. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Crow Bones: Curious tales of magic, dark humour, love, horror and hope..

"Ms. McDonagh has created a world that is like an out-of-body experience almost. The stories took me out of my confined world and took me into science fiction, a little horror, drama, and wonder."

Glimmer and other stories: Curious tales of magical realism, horror, mystery, suspense and love

"Ms. McDonagh has created a world that is like an out-of-body experience almost. The stories took me out of my confined world and took me into science fiction, a little horror, drama, and wonder."

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Vienna Prater 1908

Vienna Prater 1908

Frühjahrsmesse 1964

Frühjahrsmesse 1964

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Fotografien von Wien zwischen 1850 und 1930. Fotos und Lithographien der kaiserlichen Hauptstadt. Entdecken Sie die im Bau befindliche Ringstraße. Die schönste Rundstraße der Welt. Mit der Editraum Stiftung. www.editraum.li - Spezialist für Wiener Geschichte und Musik - Ausstellungen, Konzerte und Konferenzen - www.editraum.li -

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Fotografien von Wien zwischen 1850 und 1930. Fotos und Lithographien der kaiserlichen Hauptstadt. Entdecken Sie die im Bau befindliche Ringstraße. Die schönste Rundstraße der Welt. Mit der Editraum Stiftung. www.editraum.li - Spezialist für Wiener Geschichte und Musik - Ausstellungen, Konzerte und Konferenzen - www.editraum.li -

Emil Mayer, 1920s,

Emil Mayer, 1920s,

Vienna, Austria by Emil Mayer (1900s-1910s)

Vintage: Daily Life of Vienna, Austria by Emil Mayer (1900s-1910s)

From 1891 to 1896 Emil Mayer studied law at the University of Vienna. In 1896, he earned the juris doctorate. In 1894, while still a student, he converted from

Neuer Markt 1900s, Austria

Neuer Markt 1900s, Austria

Wien 1, Grashofgasse 3, um 1898

Wien 1, Grashofgasse 3, um 1898

Vienna 1910s Fotografien von Wien zwischen 1850 und 1930. Fotos und Lithographien der kaiserlichen Hauptstadt. Entdecken Sie die im Bau befindliche Ringstraße. Die schönste Rundstraße der Welt. Mit der Editraum Stiftung. www.editraum.li - Spezialist für Wiener Geschichte und Musik - Ausstellungen, Konzerte und Konferenzen - www.editraum.li - Stifter: Frantz WOUILLOZ-BOUTROIS – Endecken Sie EDITRAUM STIFTUNG mit : www.editraum.li

Vienna 1910s Fotografien von Wien zwischen 1850 und 1930. Fotos und Lithographien der kaiserlichen Hauptstadt. Entdecken Sie die im Bau befindliche Ringstraße. Die schönste Rundstraße der Welt. Mit der Editraum Stiftung. www.editraum.li - Spezialist für Wiener Geschichte und Musik - Ausstellungen, Konzerte und Konferenzen - www.editraum.li - Stifter: Frantz WOUILLOZ-BOUTROIS – Endecken Sie EDITRAUM STIFTUNG mit : www.editraum.li

Orthodox Jews in Leopoldstadt 1915

Orthodox Jews in Leopoldstadt 1915