25 Oddly Disturbing Pictures From History –


1. Students performing for a play at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland in 1905.

2. A curator shows a man the mummies at the Museo de las Momias in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1957.

3. KKK members at their headquarters at the Glen Brae mansion in Vancouver, Canada in 1925. The Canadian version of the KKK called themselves the Kanadian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

4. Men prepare to use the guillotine on an inmate at the Cayenne Penal Colony in French Guyana in 1925.

5. A man holding a giant centipede in Vietnam in 1968.

6. A Japanese soldier smiles for the camera next to 4 comfort women (women, mostly Korean, forced to prostitute themselves for the Japanese army), one of whom is pregnant, in occupied China in 1942.

7. Clowns entertain kids, sort of, at Childrens Hospital in Washington DC, US in 1923.

8. A man poses with his dummies in England in 1888.

9. The execution of Ruth Snyder, who killed her husband, at Sing Sing prison in New York, US in 1928.

10. Survivors of a Pogrom (an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe) in Ukraine in 1920.

11. A dog show contestant in England in 1970.

12. A man pictured with a large grasshopper he killed in North Dakota in 1937. This picture is an early example of photoshop and is in fact fake, but a well done fake.

13. A woman riding the team mascot of the University of Florida (gators) for an American football game in 1934. Yes the gator is alive.

14. A soldier kisses his son goodbye in Germany in 1938.

15. A man beats a murdered student strung up like a pinata during the Thammasat University massacre in Bangkok, Thailand in 1976.

16. A special car baby seat in the US in 1946.

17. A man dressed as Santa Claus giving gifts to sick children at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, US in 1909.

18. Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only female guerilla leader in the Philippines, demonstrates to a fellow soldier in 1962 how during WWII she would cut off the heads of Japanese soldiers she killed. The former school teacher is said to have killed up to 200 Japanese soldiers.

19. Children play with damaged or discarded weapons left by their home when the Germans retreated in France in 1944.

20. Portrait of Simone Khan in Paris in 1926.

21. A woman who murdered her husband is about to be executed using the method of a thousand cuts in China in 1901. This picture is part of a set showing the entire process as they executioners make small cut after cut all over her body.

22. A giant elephant statue overlooks the gardens of Moulin Rouge in Paris, France in 1901.


23. Elizabeth Ann Eckford, one of the 9 black students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School, being heckled by other school girls and their mothers as she heads into school in Arkansas, US in 1957.

24. A black man in black face preparing for a medicine show using dolls in Huntingdon, Tennessee, US in 1935.

25. A man in costume for a play in Russia in 1906.


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