60 Retro Photos That Are Now Banned 

By | November 23, 2022

Participants of a “Miss Lovely Eyes” contest held in Florida, 1930.

History is riddled with all kinds of creepy, grotesque, and downright disturbing events. Thanks to the magical artistic medium known as photography, some of those chilling and gawk-worthy moments and fascinating people have been immortalized on film and collected here in the pages that follow. So come and take a peek… if you dare. 

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Oh dear sweet Florida, when it comes to the bizarre, you never disappoint. Although, there was once a time when there was a ridiculous pageant for just about everything across the nation. Whether it was her beauty, posture, ankles, feet… women would line up to be judged by complete strangers for every part or talent you can think of. Pictured here are the participants of a “Miss Lovely Eyes” contest held in Florida, back in 1930. What better way to judge a woman’s eyes than to make the rest of her look as creepy as possible, right? 

Brains for sale in St. Louis, 1978.

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Check it out, it's brains for sale in St. Louis back in 1978! No, Hannibal Lecture didn't open up a deli, settle down. Though eating animal brains is actually common for some cultures. Cow, or "beef brain" and veal are used in cuisines from Italy, France, Spain, El Salvador, and Mexico (to name a few). 

This particular photo became popular because it was used on the cover of the 1991 album, Where in the World?– It is the third album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label.  It features performances by Frisell, Hank Roberts, Kermit Driscoll and Joey Baron.