Gothic themes

Collection by Jo Sterkenburg


Stuff that is dark and interesting

Jo Sterkenburg
Barney (born and his older brother Hiram were two mentally impaired… Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Creepy, Human Oddities, Arte Horror, Vintage Circus, Interesting History, Sideshow, Historical Photos

Barney (born 1827) and his older brother Hiram were two mentally impaired dwarves who were born and raised on an Ohio farm. Despite their tiny size:said to stand 4o inches and weigh 45 lbs. Farm labor had made them strong, endowing them with the ability to lift heavy weights (up to 300 lbs) They were given the stage names Waino and Plutanor, two gentlemen from the exotic land of Borneo. Years later, they were hired for P.T. Barnum’s travelling shows. Hiram passed way in 1905; Barney in…

Lucia Zarate (January 1864 - January born in Mexico was considered the smallest woman in history. She died of hypothermia when her circus train became stranded in the snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos, Mime, Human Oddities, Pierrot, Vintage Circus, Weird And Wonderful

No You Shut Up

Lucia Varate, born in Mexico, 1864. “Smallest Woman in History”

Mary Ann Bevan English woman who, after developing acromegaly, toured the sideshow circuit as "the ugliest woman in the world. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Coney Island, Sideshow Freaks, Human Oddities, Laurence, Arte Horror, Vintage Circus

Mary Ann Bevan

Mary Ann Bevan (December 20, 1874 – December 26, 1933), AKA "The Ugliest Woman in the World," was known for being one of the worst looking women Mary was married at age 32, When Mary died, she weighed 168 lbs and was 5 feet 7 inches tall. Mary Ann Webster was born in London, England, as one of 8 children in 1874. She worked as a nurse on her earlier years, and married a greengrocer Thomas Bevan in 1903, thus getting the full name of Mary Ann Bevans. The symptoms of Acromegaly started shortly…

Vintage LGBT – Adorable Photographs of Lesbian Couples in the Past That Make You Always Believe in Love Couples Vintage, Vintage Abbildungen, Vintage Lesbian, Lesbian Love, Lesbian Couples, Victorian Women, Victorian Era, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Images

Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies | Autostraddle

Photographs of lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified women, 1850-1999. Seriously this is really cool.

creepy old halloween photos! Photo Halloween, Vintage Halloween Photos, Creepy Halloween, Halloween Pictures, Fall Halloween, Vintage Photos, Halloween Costumes, Happy Halloween, Creepy Old Photos

Weird Christmas

Dostoevsky costumes were all the rage in the 40′s. (And check the jack o lantern thing…holy hell.)

25 Deeply Disturbing Old-Timey Halloween Pictures That Will Give You The Jitters imagenes assustadoras 25 Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes that Will Give You Nightmares Coastumes Halloween Effrayants, Creepy Costumes, Creepy Halloween Costumes, Halloween Party Decor, Halloween Makeup, Clown Makeup, Skull Makeup, Witch Costumes, Costume Makeup

Scary Vintage Halloween Costumes

Many people keep a bowl of candy by the door during Halloween for the various trick-or-treaters that come calling on October 31st. But if anybody turns up on your doorstep dressed like anyone in the pictures below, it's not candy you're going to need. It's a crucifix and bottle of holy water.

The Mexican Twins (joigned together by a band of flesh) Mary and Arrita (real photograph postcard, ca. They were born in Mexico. Vintage Twins, Vintage Circus, Vintage Children, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Conjoined Twins, Vintage Magazine, Human Oddities

Prodigies by James G. Mundie - Conjoined Twins

Philadelphia artist James G. Mundie's collection of historical sideshow ephemera.

Haunting Mental Asylum Photos From the Past – Page 2 – Very Hangry Insane Asylum Patients, Mental Asylum, Human Oddities, Psychiatric Hospital, Medical History, Scary, Creepy Stuff, Weird, The Past

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Josephine Myrtle Corbin (American was born a dipygus. This referr – Latest Car Pictures Human Oddities, Vintage Circus, Vintage Nurse, Interesting History, Weird And Wonderful, Special People, Man Photo, Fun To Be One, Creepy

Myrtle Corbin - Wikipedia

Born a dipygus and shown here on her wedding day, four-legged skier Ashley Braistle died on May 11, 1996 due to a skiing accident.

Koo Koo the Bird Girl. If you've been watching The American Horror Story series "Freak Show" you may recognize this character. Photo Vintage, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, Clowns, Cirque Vintage, Art Zen, Old Circus, Sideshow Freaks, Es Der Clown

Koo-Koo the Bird Girl

Her real name was 'Minnie Woolsey and she was born in Georgia in 1880. She was born with Virchow-Seckel syndrome, a condition also known as bird-headed dwarfism. In addition to her unusual face, she was blind, mentally handicapped, toothless, and practically hairless. The story goes that she was rescued from a a Georgia insane asylum by an huckster showman and began her stage career as "Minnie Ha-Ha". She was dressed in a phony American Indian costume and spoke jibberish to sideshow…

American photographer Roger Ballen searches for his images on the fringes of society. Most recently, his jarring music video for South African group Die Antwoord helped propel the artists to global fame. This image, taken of twins Dresie and Casie in Die Antwoord, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Halle Saint Pierre, Mary Ellen Mark, Online Galerie, Circus Performers, William Eggleston, Vivian Maier



The lengths women have gone to in history! 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 Ethel Granger, Art Du Cirque, Human Oddities, Stella Tennant, Vintage Circus, Interesting History, History Weird, Small Waist, Tiny Waist

inspiration: ethel granger

the september cover of vogue italia with stella tennant, photographed by steven meisel, was inspired by ethel grang...