Thursday, February 5, 2009

Enigmatic Collection of Captionless Vintage Photos






These images are drawn from a large, rather amazing collection of enigmatic vintage photographs found on the Vintage Photo Live Journal page; I urge you to click here to see them all (also, click on images to see larger version). Found via Dream Attack.

5 comments:

Blinde Schildpad said...

Jeez, there's just all kinds of wrong in that collection. The walruses... how will I ever get rid of the walruses?

Kathleen Stocker said...

The Otis Historical Archives at the National Museum of Health and Medicine has the photo of the man with the red eyes being examined. It's posted on the first of our four Flickr accounts with the caption "Epidemic (Korean) hemorrhagic fever. Non-fatal. Hemorrhage of the eyes in conjunctiva in epidemic hemorrhagic fever. This photo shows extensive "red shift." The link to the photo itself is http://farm1.static.flickr.com/119/284860591_7759adc02c.jpg

JE said...

Ah! Thank you, Kathleen! I should've recognized that. Keep up the good work over at Bottled Monsters!

Anonymous said...

I saw this link on BoingBoing. Interesting set. I did immediately recognize the pile of prosthetics and orthotics. That's on display at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Museum in Poland.

K. D. Cline said...

I believe that the photos that you are referring to may all be found in a Flickr photo set that belongs to a very creative and talented photo-finder and editor who goes by the name "SuperBomba." Here is a link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/superbomba

Enjoy