One of the things that I love most about the interwebs is the access it has given us to old photographs. Site after site, Tumblr after Tumblr full of amazing, strange and beautiful photographs that you would have otherwise never had access to. So many mustaches and monocles and corsets! It’s kind of the greatest thing ever.
But it is the internet so for all the good there is the terrible, the horrifying and nightmare inducing.
There is Vintage Ventriloquism.
Now just to be clear, even though I have been trying to convince Andy to take me to the Vent Haven Ventriloquism Museum ever since he made the mistake of telling me about its existence, I don’t really have strong feelings one way or the other for dummies. I don’t have the fear that they will come to life and murder me in my sleep nor do I get pumped to watch Jeff Dunham be racist and dumb but this collection of puppets is fascinating to me.
The curator’s favorite is a creepy head! Just a head!
The allure of a huge collection of old time-y dummies in action was too much not to share.
What can you expect? Well….
I was deeply perplexed to discover the hidden history of Mae West’s puppet seduction.
Which is admittedly really strange. But that was just the beginning.
Just your average family. Nothing to see here.
The neighbors all said that Chuck was a nice young man that liked to keep to himself…
That awkward moment when you discover that hot young Stalin might have also been possessed by a terrifying clown puppet.
Actually that explains a lot.
A lady keeps her dummies in line.
So really not bad. Kinda weird, kinda creepy but nothing too awful….
Ok no. That’s just….no.