Ol’ Bag o’ Bones

Happy Halloween!

In honor of today’s terrorfest, it’s time to delve into the archives for some unsettling photos from decades now past.

Enjoy (or reel in horror at) these shots from  Narre Tod, Mein Spielgesell (Fool Death, My Playmate), a series of portraits of a love affair between a female model and a skeleton. The set is by eccentric photographer Franz Fiedler, 1921.

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The look of love.

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Things to Do Once in Your Lifetime: Visit a Penitentiary

Boise, Idaho.  Lots of land, river tubing, surprisingly hip restaurants, and the site of one terrifying old school penitentiary. When in Rome, eh?

IMAG2211Outdoor dining hall. Guards with rifles watched from above.

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IMAG2216Summertime cells. Four to a room. One shower a week.

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IMAG2223Just look at all that creativity. So many shivs.

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