Photographs have always been used to record unique moments in time. The pictures documented here go beyond the norm by revealing the twisted and sometimes shocking culture of the human race. These photos encapsulate the disturbing mood, revealing tone and sometimes confusing values of yesteryear. It shows a compelling account of the evolution of the signs of our times by documenting some of the most disturbing photos ever. Some of these may compel your senses to want to look away, some will make you wonder how we even moved on and some will probably give you a few nightmares. Either way, this is definitely a horrifying jolt into reality and down memory lane.

Missing Arm

A Bucket on floor with arm in it from the 8055 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, 1950.

Plastic Surgery

Walter Yeo, was one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant.

Lizzie Borden Murder Scene

Lizzie Andrew Borden was a woman who allegedly killed her father and stepmother with a hatchet in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Ruth Snyder Execution

Ruth Brown Snyder became the first woman executed in Sing Sing since 1899. Her execution was caught on film as the electricity was running through her body.

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