Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910 (reworked 1915), oil on canvas.
Drew Barrymore lights Stephen King’s cigarette at a 1984 fundraising premiere of Firestarter in Bangor, Maine, photographed by Mimi Cotter.
Burlesque dancer Marcia Edgington on the cover of Sizzle Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1, 1959 (via BurlyQNell)
Illustration by Harry Clarke from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” in Tales of Mystery and Suspense, 1933.
Circa 1777 etching of the mythical chimera by Louis Jean Desprez (La Chimère de Monsieur Desprez)
Tombstone erected to draw tourists to Pikes Peak, Colorado, with the tall tale of baby Erin who was eaten alive by rats in 1876.
March 1927 silk stockings advertisement in Ladies’ Home Journal, featuring Ipswich Hosiery’s “Modern Witch” (via Smithsonian Magazine).
Eugène Delâtre, La Mort en fourrures (Death in Furs), 1897
Singer and model Viktoria Modesta with stereo leg created by Sophie de Oliveira, photographed by Jon Enoch, 2012, via The Alternative Limb Project.