Strange Historical Photos That Are Beyond Bizarre

Looking back through our past can be a bizarre experience. The way we lived and some of the things we got up to back in the day can often leave you feeling a little queasy by today's standards. If you run a little google search on historical photos you'll be sure to discover some strange moments in time that demand a rational explanation. Unfortunately a rational explanation is not always available.

John Lennon's Bloody Glasses

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Yoko Ono has always got a bit of stick for being slightly weird, but she didn't help her cause after strangely posting this old photo on her Twitter account. They're in fact John Lennon's actual blood stained glasses from the day he was assassinated in 1980.

London Summer Olympics 1908, Women's Archery

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At the time there was nothing strange about women wearing elegant dresses during the women's archery event at the London Summer Olympics. Now it looks quite odd to say the least.

Ku Klux Klan Carnival

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The Ku Klux Klan enjoying themselves at a carnival in 1925, Colorado. A very bizarre sight and time.

The Isolator

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A twisted concept of the perfect way to concentrate on a task. The wearer of this contraption would be deaf and their vision was limited, probably not the best way to work.

The Office Whiskey Dispenser

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Just to help you get through the day, whiskey dispensers were often installed in offices back in the 1950s.

Diving Horses

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In the 1890s, horses actually dived off of the steel pier in Atlantic City. As you can see from the photo the horses jumped into the ocean head first with a diver/swimmer on their backs. This show was cancelled soon after World War II thanks to protests.

Posted Children

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In 1913, two children were actually mailed by post and rail like a letter to another location. Not long after this happened it was banned by the post office.

Marilyn Monroe working in a factory

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Norma Jean (aka Marilyn Monroe) photographed working in a factory somewhere back in 1944, and looking nothing like the iconic figure she became.