Tag Archives: 1930s

Weird Photos of “Olga the Headless Girl” in the Late 1930s and 1940s

Weird Photos of “Olga the Headless Girl” in the Late 1930s and 1940s

The Headless Lady illusion was a popular magic trick performed at sideshows in the 1940s. As the story goes, the poor woman lost her head in a horrible accident, but doctors were able to keep her alive through the miracle of new scientific technology. Fargo, “Olga the Headless Girl” was an illusionary sideshow and was […]

27 Reefer Madness Posters From 1930s Will Make You Cry Laughing!

27 Reefer Madness Posters From 1930s Will Make You Cry Laughing!

Originally, Reefer Madness was the title of a 1930s American propaganda film that told the story of how an entire high school student body was introduced to smoking marijuana cigarettes (also known as, reefers). However, while the film was intentioned as a cautionary tale to parents about the grave and immoral consequences of allowing their […]

19 Bizarre Old Photos of Women and Guns

These 19 old photos of women and guns show that American’s have a long and bizarre obsession with this instrument of death. There is something quite disturbing about a women or anyone for that matter, who cracks a big smile for the camera as they pose with their favourite rifle. Guns are known to blow […]

Charming Black and White Old Barn Pictures

There is something romantic about old barn pictures, even more so, when they depict abandoned barns falling apart! Old red barn pictures are almost a cliche, so I’ve not included any of those here. All of these black and white photos were taken in 1933 and show barns in states like Washington, Ohio, Virginia, California, […]

15 Vintage Pictures of Old Gas Stations

These rare pictures of old gas stations (also known by the lesser term of “filling stations“), are a slice of Americana. The first places that sold gasoline were pharmacies, as a side business. The first filling station was the city pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany, where Bertha Benz refilled the tank of the first automobile on […]

Scary Clown Pictures Will Creep You Out

Scary Clown Pictures Will Creep You Out

These old, scary clown pictures from the turn of the century will creep you out! It’s hard to imagine any of these costumed entertainers showing up at a kid’s party without creating a bit of a stir! Maybe it’s time to look at something a little more beautiful like this silent movie star. These old, […]