44 Reasons Why The Past Is Creepy, As Shared By This Online Group

With the first photographs being produced over a century ago, the world captured in them looked very different from now. We can feel slightly disconnected from it and imagine we’re looking into a strange reflection of the past instead.

r/OldSchoolCreepy is perhaps a portal into it. People can share their vintage photography on anything from the primitive Halloween costumes of yesteryear, to Victorian-era portraits where something doesn’t feel quite right. Maybe it’s the grainy, black and white prints that provide a certain ghostly quality and make us so uneasy. There’s plenty of strange contraptions and gruesome horror imagery too.

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#1 Martin Luther King Jr. With His Son, Pulling Up A Burnt Cross From The Front Lawn Of His Atlanta Home, April 1960

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#2 Children After Working In The Mine

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#3 If You Ever Wondered How The American Buffalo Could Go From 30,000,000 To 300 In 50 Years, Pictures Like This May Give Some Idea (Buffalo Skulls)

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#4 Department Store Wax Mannequins Melting During A Heatwave In 1929

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#5 A Letter From Schizophrenic Patient Emmy Hauck To Her Husband. It Consists Only Phrase “Herzensschatzi Komm” (Darling Please Come) And “Komm Komm Komm” (Come, Come, Come ) Repeated Over And Over

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#6 Anti-Electricity Propaganda From 1900

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#7 It Drinks

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#8 So My Aunt Casually Tells Me Today That She Once Found A Ton Of Skeletons In Her Garden

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#9 Tim Curry On The Set Of ‘It’ (1990)

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#10 A Train Shredded After A Boiler Explosion – There’s Something About This Image I Find Weirdly Unsettling

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#11 Photo Of Two Women With Super Long Hair

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#12 Melted Wax Figures Rescued From The 1925 Fire At Madam Tussaud’s London Museum

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#13 A Full-Faced Swimming Mask Designed To Protect Women’s Skin From The Sun In The 1920s

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#14 Oldest Surviving Diving Suit, 18th Century

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#15 Halloween Costumes From The 1930s

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#16 Human Teeth Found In The Wall Of A Building Formerly Used By A Dentist In The Early 1900s

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#17 Linda Blair’s Makeup Tests For “The Exorcist” (1973)

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#18 Some Paper Mache Heads From The First World War

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#19 A 16th Century Plague Doctors Mask

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#20 Old Doll Factory

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#21 Humpty Dumpty 1939

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#22 A Drunken Man In Top Hat And Tails Clings To A Lamp-Post, London, 1934. Photo By Bill Brandt

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#23 1952 U.S. Advertisement For Van Camp’s Pork & Beans

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#24 17th Century Metal Mask That Was Used To Restrain Individuals Who Were Considered To Be Insane

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#25 The Original Ronald Mcdonald, 1963

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#26 A Happy Clown From The Early 1900s

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#27 A Clean-Cut Charles Manson On His Wedding Day In 1955

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#28 Photograph Of A Victorian Baby Held By Their Mother

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#29 Meeting Of The Mickey Mouse Club In The 1930’s

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#30 A Woman In The Wild West Wearing A Bonnet And A Mask Designed To Protect Skin From Sun Damage

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#31 ‘Hells Cafe’ In Paris 1920s

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#32 Glurpo, The World’s Only Underwater Clown

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#33 The Moon From The French 1902 Movie “A Trip To The Moon”

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#34 Goldilocks And The Three Bears, 1908

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#35 Washing A Crucifix, 1938

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#36 Found This Weird Photo Online. The Title Said That It’s From “Page 896 Of The American Florist, A Weekly Journal For The Trade (1885)”. Please Make Special Note Of His Feet

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#37 Children Salute The American Flag In Front Of The Morgan Hill School (California), 1930s

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#38 Behind-The-Scenes Of Teletubbies’ In The Late-90s

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#39 My Grandfather And His Sister

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#40 Freezing Off Freckles Procedure In 1930s

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#41 1938 – Trays Of Artificial Eyes

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#42 He’s Probably A Good Boy But Sure Looks Odd

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#43 Three Girls In Masked Costumes At Halloween Festivities In College Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio In 1929

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