As we have explored before, taking old-timey photos out of context is a recipe for awesomeness. But there is a dark side, too.
Some of what passed for everyday life 75 or 100 years ago would send you running screaming in the other direction today. And when those scenes are captured on grainy old-school film, you get the stuff of nightmares.
Religion Used to Be So Badass
JosÃ© Ortiz EchagÃ¼e, Vintage Photography
The only "music" that could rightly accompany this scene is toneless human screaming.
We mean no offense to any particular faith here, but if you were standing in this spot taking this photo, you would fully expect to be human sacrificed within the hour. Everything from the costumes to the spooky mountain temple setting screams "ancient murder cult."
This was actually taken in Spain in 1940, and this is a procession of people repenting their sins in a ritual for Semana Santa, celebrated the week before Easter. We would stop and point out how religion used to be so much more badass than it is now, but they still do it today.