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Plague Doctor - Laurence Winram

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory.

Ventriloquism of the damned. This ventriloquist would communicate with the dead using his puppet.

Creepy Vintage Photos

Awesome portraits of vaudeville ventriloquist dummies. Awesome portraits of vaudeville ventriloquist dummies.

Circus. Circus.

weirdvintage: “Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in.

Something so deeply sinister about rabbit masks.... image from Queen Michelle on Kingdomofstyle. #rabbitgirl

Something so deeply sinister about rabbit masks. Reminds me of Donnie Darko. image from Queen Michelle on Kingdomofstyle.

amor verdadero

21 Abuelitos nos demuestran que el verdadero amor no tiene fecha de caducidad

TRICK or TREAT / American artist Jason Bard Yarmosky, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, is best known for his series of paintings, Elder Kinder. These works juxtapose youth with old age, and explore the social connotations of aging.

Crow Raven Man

"Plague Doctor - Sophie Lupton" is all I know (currently), though I believe the plague doctors of Old London Town did indeed dress like this.

+ 100 Extrañas fotos antiguas [Megapost] Nº2.

+ 100 Extrañas fotos antiguas [Megapost] Nº2.

Vintage photographs of Halloween costumes. The hidden face - fascinated by our fascination with the mask.

Photographies vintages de Clown pas forcément drôles ~ Le Bouquinovore

Vintage photo of two clowns in New York City. This is why some people are afraid of clowns. Two pierrots in a studio by lovedaylemon

Monster at the Door, a note card by Greetings from Other Worlds on Etsy ($3)

weirdvintage: “ This is my dad’s uncle, c. in Kokomo, IN, USA. The young victim of a family of pranksters, he luckily grew up to be a bit more handsome ” weirdvintage

clowns are not scary

"I see you" ~♛ Photo of weid black and white clown head coming through two old buildings. Creepy and awesome.

Plague doctors were employed in various methods whenever plague set in. The earliest documentation of these individuals being hired go as far back as the mid 500s AD. The plague doctor image that we as a general public are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s. It was then that the “traditional” plague doctor costume was created. The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air.

Alexander reference -- circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to