Earlier this year, the internet begat a fascinating new web project, Black and White and WTF?
The site is a collection of very bizarre, and usually unexplained images from photography’s earliest days, and it’s charm centers on the fact that photos in those days were not commonplace and quite expensive. These images were just bizarre things that someone captured with a camera phone, but intentional situations captured or created by professional photographers…or, very weird and wealthy amateurs.
Over the last six months,their collection has grown into some amazing, often humorous, and sometimes terrifying.
Buzzfeed has collected their top fifty so far, and it’s most certainly worth a scroll.