During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Why would demons be scared of a scary mask they’re demons
This is disturbing
Illicit gay photobooth kiss would have gotten both of these guys in serious trouble when the photo was taken in 1953
Photobooths were super popular for homosexuals to keep a memento of their relationship when they were first introduced because of their privacy. Getting developed footage of two people of the same gender kissing in 1950 (as well as being caught in any homosexual activity) would have the subjects charged and sentenced to undergo rehabilitation, it could even land them facing jail time.
this was a fun photoshoot!—