17th-Century Insanity Mask.

Century Insanity Mask- 25 Terrifying Pictures Of Scary Asylums Of The Past

Illinois - Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth in 1921 at the age of 29. Following her death, Julia was buried, wearing her wedding dress, along with her baby at Mount Carmel. Soon after, her mother began having dreams in which Julia was telling her that she was still alive. The dreams continued for the next six years. Finally, she obtained permission to have Julia's body dug up and examined. (Click for story)

Illinois - Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth in 1921 at the age of

Ethel Granger of England had the smallest waist size in modern times for a woman of normal stature, In this photo from 1959, her measurements were 36-13-39.  She had a pierced nose, which must have been very unusual in the 50s.

Ethel Granger of England had the smallest waist size in modern times for a woman of normal stature, In this photo from her measurements were She had a pierced nose, which must have been very unusual in the This just freaks me out!

'Freezing' freckles off with carbon dioxide was popular in the Thirties. While it was applied, patients eyes were covered with airtight plugs and their nostrils filled in for protection. They had to breathe through a tube

And you think YOUR beauty regime's tough! Brutal dimple makers. Terrifying perms. Vintage beauty treatments that will really make your hair curl

55 Rare Photos From History That Will Give You An Entirely New Perspective Woman undergoing anti-freckles treatment with carbon dioxide.

Severe effects of mustard gas

What Most People Don't Remember About WWI is That it Was Brutal. There were masks for soldiers that were disfigured during the war. The masks were hideous to look at, but they were, at times, far more appealing then the badly maimed faces underneath.

Deformities present in a young woman with syphilis. Progressed to the point of nasal caving, blindness, and mouth closure.

Deformities present in a young woman with congenital syphilis. Progressed to the point of nasal caving, blindness, and mouth closure.

Death of baby and mother during childbirth, 1910

Mother and baby, post mortem - so sad, but creepy. It's hard to believe people really did this.

victorian death photo of mother and triplets that died in childbirth

victorian death photo of mother and triplets that died in childbirth--baby closest to mother looks like it may be alive---color is different. This makes me so sad

Plague Doctor's Mask from around 1700. German Museum of Medical History in Ingolstadt.

Plague Doctor's Mask from around German Museum of Medical History in Ingolstadt. The snout was supposed to protect the wearer from the plague.

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