Illustration by Henry Justice Ford for The Crow in The Yellow Fairy Book collected by Andrew Lang, 1894.
Hungarian photographer István Kerny and his wife re-enact the story of Judith and Holofernes, 1912.
1926 illustration by Charles Walter Simpson of the skeleton of Québécois murderess Marie-Josephte Corriveau (“La Corriveau”) terrifying a traveler from its iron cage, from Légendes du Saint-Laurent.
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.