@VintageWTF on Twitter: You won’t believe these bizarre black-and-white photos of the distant past.

You Will Not Believe These Bizarre Photos From the Past

You Will Not Believe These Bizarre Photos From the Past

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Aug. 16 2013 4:53 PM

You Will Not Believe These Bizarre Old Photos

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” So goes the famous opening line, but as new Twitter feed @VintageWTF shows, that can be a tremendous understatement. While we tend to think of the past as a tad stuffy, @VintageWTF shows that some people liked to get freaky.

Observe, for example, this young lady:

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Or this fine gentleman:

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Part of what’s great about @VintageWTF is that it doesn’t overexplain. Typically, it sticks to simple one word labels:

And the explanation can either reveal itself:

Or, perhaps, remain opaque:

Sometimes things get downright Lynchian:

And altogether, it provides just the dose of finely aged surrealism every feed needs: