What is the weirdest, scariest public domain picture you have ever seen?
October 4, 2007 6:45 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend me some bizarre and/or threatening public domain photographs?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to media & arts (15 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
What I'm looking for:
-Images with a lot of depth
that are vaguely menacing
. Example: this photo of generators inside the Hoover Dam
-In conjunction with, in addition to, or notwithstanding the above, fanciful
and exuberantly weird
photos or drawings
. Example: the Flammarion woodcut
-Basically, imagine that you're compiling the imagery for a historical work that chronicles the beginning of the end of the world in a parallel universe
What I'm not
-Databases, collections, or listings of public domain images: I know how to find those, thanks.
-Depictions of violence, or anything that might be interpreted as some sort of social commentary. Abstraction is key.
Basically what I'm asking, I guess, is:
What's the weirdest, scariest picture - available in the public domain - you have ever seen?